Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance

Authors: Bronislaw Szerszynski
Wallace Heim & Claire Waterton
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing (2004)

Paperback: 238 pages
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-1-4051-1464-6

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This innovative book examines the use and usefulness of ideas of performance for understanding human-nature relationships. It is the first publication to gather together an extensive range of approaches to performance, nature and culture, and to subject them to systematic critical discussion.Drawing on different intellectual traditions and on different conceptions of performance and nature, the contributors explore domains as diverse as allotments and bioinvasion, fox hunting and green politics. Between them, they challenge and expand existing theories of performance and apply them to new fields of inquiry, often through original empirical research.Taken as a whole, the book makes a distinctive contribution to the current cultural turn in environmental research.
Contributors: Nigel Clark, David Crouch, Ronald Grimes, Stephen Healy, Wallace Heim, Dave Horton, Hayden Lorimer, Katrin Lund, Garry Marvin, Peter Simmons, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Claire Waterton and Matt Watson.