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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 251-264

Culture as Concept and Influence in Environmental Research and Management


1 GeoQuEST Research Centre and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522, Australia
2 Anthropology and Sociology (M255), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Australia

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GeoQuEST Research Centre and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522
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Given that human activities have been implicated in the vast ma­jority of contemporary environmental problems, it might be expected that re­search effort into those activities and the attitudes from which they stem would be both strongly supported by funding agencies, and of central interest to environmental scientists and land managers. In this paper we focus on an undervalued area of environmental humanities research-cultural analysis of the beliefs, practices and often unarticulated assumptions which underlie hu­man-environmental relations. In discussing how cultural processes are cen­tral to environmental attitudes and behaviours, and how qualitative research methods can be used to understand them in depth, we aim to address the prac­tical challenges of environmental sustainability. Using examples from re­search on diverse cultural engagements with Australian environments, we aim to stimulate further dialogue and interaction among humanities and natural science scholars and practitioners.


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