Environmental Infrastructure in African History: Examining the Myth of Natural Resource Management i (BOK)

Emmanuel Kreike

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Environmental Infrastructure in African History offers a new approach for analyzing and narrating environmental change. Environmental change conventionally is understood as occurring in a linear fashion, moving from a state of more nature to a state of less nature and more culture. In this model, non-Western and pre-modern societies live off natural resources, whereas more modern societies rely on artifact, or nature that is transformed and domesticated through science and technology into culture. In contrast, Emmanuel Kreike argues that both non-Western and pre-modern societies inhabit a dynamic middle ground between nature and culture. He asserts that humans - in collaboration with plants, animals, and other animate and inanimate forces - create environmental infrastructure that constantly is remade and re-imagined in the face of ongoing processes of change.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Emmanuel Kreike
ISBN 9781107001510
Antall sider 254 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,5cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 500 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form African history, The environment