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Daniel R. Williams

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 15: Spacing Conservation Practice: Place-making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Landscape Governance in Natural Resource Management

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Spacing Conservation Practice: Place-making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Landscape Governance in Natural Resource Management
Spacing Conservation Practice: Place-Making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Landscape Governance in Natural Resource Management
Daniel R. Williams
Introduction

Nature conservation constitutes an important realm of professional practice with strong connections to the discourses on nature and sustainability. In recent decades much of that discourse has taken an explicitly spatial turn, observable across numerous domains of ecological, social, and political thought (Williams et al., 2013; Wu, 2006). The aim of this chapter is to examine how spacing nature conservation, as a form of place-making, is transforming utilitarian natural resource management away from its formative roots in mid-nineteenth-century Newtonian and mechanistic explanations of natural processes and toward a geographically relational and networked view that better ...

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