Detailed description Environmental Anthropology: A Reader is a collection of historically significant readings, dating from early in the twentieth century up to the present, on the cross-cultural study of relations between people and their environment. * Provides the historical perspective that is typically missing from recent work in environmental anthropology * Includes an extensive intellectual history and commentary by the volume's editors * Offers a unique perspective on current interest in cross-cultural environmental relations * Divided into five thematic sections: (1) the nature/culture divide; (2) relationship between environment and social organization; (3) methodological debates and innovations; (4) politics and practice; and (5) epistemological issues of environmental anthropology * Organized into a series of paired papers, which 'speak' to each other, designed to encourage readers to make connections that they might not customarily make
From the contents Preface.
Editor's Biographical Information.
Introduction: Major Historical Currents in Environmental Anthropology.
Part I: The Nature-Culture Dichotomy.
Part II: Ecology And Social Organization.
Part III: Methodological Challenges And Debates.
Part IV: The Politics of Natural Resources and the Environment.