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Remaking Reality : Nature at the Millenium - Bruce Braun

Remaking Reality

Nature at the Millenium

By: Bruce Braun (Editor), Noel Castree (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd July 1998
ISBN: 9780415144940
Number Of Pages: 312

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This book rejects apocalyptic pronouncements that the end of the millenium represents the 'end' of nature as well. Remaking Reality brings together contributors from across the human sciences who argue that a notion of 'social nature' provides great hope for the future. Applying a variety of theoretical approaches to social nature, and engaging with debates in politics, science, technology and social movements surrouding race, gender and class, the contributors explroe important and emerging sites where nature is now being remade with considerable social and ecological consequences. The essays are organised around two themes: 'capitalising and envisioning nature' and 'actors, networks and the politics of hybridity'. An afterword by Neil Smith reflects on the problems and possibilities of future names.
For critics and activists alike, Remaking Reality provides essential theoretical and political tools to rethink environmentalism and progressive social natures for the twenty first century.

""Braun and Castree have pulled together a varied collection of essays that challenge the reader to further expand their notion of nature, and its contested meanings and forms. . .The contributors to "Remaking Reality do an excellent job of redefining nature beyond the typical connotation. . .the diversity of methodological approaches is also welcome, further reinforcing the notion of the topic's socially constructed nature." --Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Lakehead Univ., Ontario, Canada for the Journal of Cultural Geography."

Introduction
The Construction of nature and the nature of construction: analytical and political tools for building survivable features
Capitalising and Enframing Nature
Introduction
Whose nature, whose culture? Private productions of space and the 'preservation' of nature
Fluid bodies, managed nature
Moving on from both state and consumer eugenics
Reasserting nature: constructing urban environments after Fordism
Environmentalism, Wise Use and the nature of accumulation in the rural west
The nature of decentralised consumption and everyday life
Actors, Networks and the Politics of Hybridity
Introduction
Science, social constructivism and nature
Incorporating nature: environmental narratives and the reproduction of food Margaret
To modernise or ecologise? That is the question
Nature as artifice and artifact
Afterword
Re-enchanting nature
Index and
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ISBN: 9780415144940
ISBN-10: 0415144949
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 2nd July 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.77  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1