Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Environmental Sciences | Human-Environment Relations - Transformative Values in Theory and Practice

Human-Environment Relations

Transformative Values in Theory and Practice

Brady, Emily, Phemister, Pauline (Eds.)

2012, XXII, 166 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$99.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-2825-7

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-2824-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-017-8163-3

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach to understanding human-environment relations
  •  
  • Addresses contemporary environmental topics such as climate change, ecological art, gardens, animals
  •  
  • Blends philosophical theory and environmental practice
  •  
  • Critically advances knowledge of how human/environment dualisms can be both crossed and overcome
  •  
  • Develops the concept of ‘value-space’ in relation to environments and explores its transformative significance

This fresh and innovative approach to human-environmental relations will revolutionise our understanding of the boundaries between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. The anthology is predicated on the notion that values shift back and forth between humans and the world around them in an ethical communicative zone called ‘value-space’. The contributors examine the transformative interplay between external environments and human values, and identify concrete ways in which these norms, residing in and derived from self and society, are projected onto the environment.

 

The authors represent a richly diverse range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, human geography, literature and the arts, each addressing the interwoven nature of human-environment relations and exploring the subject through abstract theory and concrete applications alike. The work includes specific and practical contexts such as climate change and community gardening as well as less tangible aspects of our complex yet interdependent connection with the world around us. As a critical interrogation of human-nature separations, this book seeks to reintegrate the two. It will interest academics and practitioners working in philosophy, environmental studies, the environmental social sciences, and the arts.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » environment - ethics - human-Environment Relations - metaphysics - values

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Environmental Sciences - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Philosophical Traditions - Philosophy - Population Studies

Table of contents 

Introduction

 

PART I: TRANSFORMATIVE VALUES IN THEORY

 

1. The Value Space of Meaningful Relations

 

2. Relational Space and Places of Value          

             

3. Conserving Nature’s Meanings

 

4. Revaluing Body and Earth

 

5. Hölderlin and Human-Nature Relations

 

6. Toward History and the Creaturely: Language and the Intertextual Literary Value Space in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals

 

7. The Intimacy of Art and Nature

 

PART II:  TRANSFORMATIVE VALUES IN PRACTICE

 

8. Embodying Climate Change: Renarrating Energy through the Senses and the Spirit

 

9. Make, Do, and Mend: Solving Placelessness through Embodied Environmental Engagement

 

10. Art and Living Things: The Ethical, Aesthetic Impulse

                                                           

11. The Embodiment of Nature: Fishing, Emotion and the Politics of Environmental Values

 

12. Ethics and Aesthetics of Environmental Engagement

 

Index

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Environment (general).