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February_16 - ANTH 205 Symbolic Ecology 16-Feb-10 What is...

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ANTH 205 Symbolic Ecology 16-Feb-10 What is Nature? Rocks, animals, plants, rivers, etc. Think of it as untouched by human The opposite of human Part of, separate from society Raymond Williams suggested modern ideas about nature are o The essential quality or character of something o The inherent force that directs the world and human beings o The external material world itself Division Nature/culture o Local experiences of knowing nature o Culture has lack of Knowledge of biophysical environment Non-human/human Objectivity/subjectivity Types of Nature Barren Fertile Exuberant Primeval Wild Tamed Social Construction of Nature Can be understood in two broad ways where nature is o A culturally and historically specific concept o A humanly produced material phenomenon How societies relate to nature Economy o Production, consumption Ownership o Individual, collective, public Knowledge Emotions Kayapo
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