Environmental History

Cultural Severance and the Environment

The Ending of Traditional and Customary Practice on Commons and Landscapes Managed in Common

Editors: Rotherham, Ian D. (Ed.)

  • New conceptual development
  • Broad academic base Global appeal Relevance to current environmental debates
  • Issues of landscape and biodiversity conservation on a par with climate change in terms of their importance
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About this book

This major book explores commons, lands and rights of usage in common, traditional and customary practices, and the cultural nature of ‘landscapes’. Importantly, it addresses now critical matters of ‘cultural severance’ and largely unrecognized impacts on biodiversity and human societies, and implications for conservation, sustainability, and local economies. The book takes major case studies and perspectives from around the world, to address contemporary issues and challenges from historical and ecological perspectives. The book developed from major international conferences and collaborations over around fifteen years, culminating ‘The End of Tradition?’ in Sheffield, UK, 2010. The chapters are from individuals who are both academic researchers and practitioners. These ideas are now influencing bodies like the EU, UNESCO, and FAO, with recognition by major organisations and stakeholders, of the critical state of the environment consequent on cultural severance.

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“Cultural Severance and the Environment explores topics related to the ‘eco-cultural’ legacy of traditional management practices of common-held resources. … the specificity of the subject matter will make the book most relevant to students and researchers with an interest in commons and traditional commons management in Europe. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (J. L. Rhoades, Choice, Vol. 51 (6), February, 2014)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Cultural Landscapes and Problems Associated with the Loss of Tradition and Custom: An Introduction and Overview

    Rotherham, Ian D.

    Pages 3-9

  • Cultural Severance and the End of Tradition

    Rotherham, Ian D.

    Pages 11-30

  • Globalism and the Enclosure of the Landscape Commons

    Olwig, Kenneth R.

    Pages 31-46

  • A Natural Origin of the Commons: Interactions of People, Animals and Invisible Biodiversity

    Green, Ted

    Pages 47-55

  • Valorising the European Rural Landscape: The Case of the Italian National Register of Historical Rural Landscapes

    Agnoletti, Mauro

    Pages 59-85

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6159-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6158-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8052-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Severance and the Environment
Book Subtitle
The Ending of Traditional and Customary Practice on Commons and Landscapes Managed in Common
Editors
  • Ian D. Rotherham
Series Title
Environmental History
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6159-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6159-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6158-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8052-0
Series ISSN
2211-9019
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 447
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