Environmental Anthropology: A Reader is a collection ofhistorically significant readings, dating from early in thetwentieth century up to the present, on the cross-cultural study ofrelations between people and their environment.
- Provides the historical perspective that is typically missingfrom recent work in environmental anthropology
- Includes an extensive intellectual history and commentary bythe volume's editors
- Offers a unique perspective on current interest incross-cultural environmental relations
- Divided into five thematic sections: (1) the nature/culturedivide; (2) relationship between environment and socialorganization; (3) methodological debates and innovations; (4)politics and practice; and (5) epistemological issues ofenvironmental anthropology
- Organized into a series of paired papers, which'speak' to each other, designed to encourage readers tomake connections that they might not customarily make