Wild adventure: a restorying

Loynes, Christopher (2022) Wild adventure: a restorying. In: Convery, Ian, Hawkins, Sally, Carver, Steve and Beyer, Rene, (eds.) Routledge handbook of rewilding. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

The term 'wild' is being applied in an increasingly wide range of contexts from places, to, children and pedagogies. Providers of experiences in nature originally chose 'adventure' to capture something about their approach to the landscape. From nature's perspective, 'adventure' typically constructs the world as of instrumental value in order to build identity and character and provide opportunities for socialisation, maturation, escape and renewal. 'Wild', on the other hand, typically describes an approach that understands nature as of intrinsic value and with which people have a two-way relationship and an ethical responsibility. This chapter considers to what degree a renewal of ‘adventure’ experiences as ‘wild’ experiences can contribute to a change in human nature relations. The shift, is widespread in western cultures, may indicate a significant shift in human nature relations, one that could help change cultural narratives about nature and affect human responses to and engagement with nature including the promotion of pro-environmental values and behaviours.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367564483
Departments: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry and Conservation
Additional Information: Chapter 28 within book. Chris Loynes has been an outdoor educator throughout his professional life. He is currently Professor of Human Nature Relations at The Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Christopher Loynes
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 19:12
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6475
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