Geographies of Nature introduces readers to conventional understandings of nature, while examining alternative accounts – from different disciplines - where nature resists easy classification. Accessibly written, organized in 10 chapters in two sections, Geographies of Nature demonstrates how recent thinking has urgent relevance and impact on the ways in which we approach environmental problems. The text: makes concepts accessible and applicable to readers’ own experience with the extensive use of case studies uses text boxes to introduce readers to debates and ideas in ways that make them more easily understood grounds the reader and proceeds to the explanation of more complex arguments progressively Geographies of Nature presents a new kind of environmental analysis, one that refuses to view nature as wholly separate to the human and nonhuman practices through which it is made and remade.

Geographies of Nature and Difference

Geographies of nature and difference

I now want to argue that there are geographies of and therefore spaces for natures. Not pure spaces in the manner that I have sought to criticize in the chapters thus far. But neither spaces where there are only mixtures, or where everything becomes related to everything else, replacing, as Hetherington and Lee (2000) point out, an ontology of division with a relational ontology of force, and therefore another version of the same (the same because as we have seen in both these versions, 100 per cent purity and 100 per cent mix, nothing new can ever actually happen). Rather, there are practical, empirical and, to be sure, political spaces of variability. Spaces for and of ...

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