This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book introduces the development of environmental anthropology as a distinct sub-field and its central theoretical issues, and provides extensive intellectual histories and commentary by the contributors. It investigates the sub-fields of environmental anthropology and provides a wide breadth of lenses through which to view the human-environmental relationship. The book delves into the connections between knowledge, belief, and sustainability, and the rich repository of ethical history and practical knowledge that can inform current sustainability efforts. It addresses the urgent issues related to resilience and vulnerability to natural hazards, disasters, and the rippling effects of climate change. The book explores recent developments in the relationship between anthropology and the environment from the perspective of justice. It focuses on the important intersections of health, population, and the environment, combining insights from different sub-disciplines related to anthropology.
|Title of host publication
|Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
|Helen Kopnina, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
|Place of Publication
|Taylor & Francis
|Published - 2017
|Routledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks