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Shonil Bhagwat

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 48: Introduction to Part Ten: What Nature and Which Society? The Complexities of Nature–Society Relationships in the Anthropocene

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Introduction to Part Ten: What Nature and Which Society? The Complexities of Nature–Society Relationships in the Anthropocene
Introduction to Part Ten: What Nature and Which Society? The Complexities of Nature–Society Relationships in the Anthropocene
Shonil Bhagwat

At the heart of this cluster of chapters is the wide variety of nature–society relationships: from traditional forms of nature protection to novel ways of responding to the natural world that is perhaps no longer natural. The Anthropocene – conceptualised as the age of humans – provides a backdrop to these chapters. The age of humans is about one species, Homo sapiens, driving the changes in the natural world: cultivating crops, clearing forests, introducing species from one continent to another whilst favouring certain kinds of nature over others and practising ...

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