Environmental Anthropology: A Reader is a collection of historically significant readings, dating from early in the twentieth century up to the present, on the cross-cultural study of relations between people and their environment.
Provides the historical perspective that is typically missing from recent work in environmental anthropology
Includes an extensive intellectual history and commentary by the volume s editors
Offers a unique perspective on current interest in cross-cultural environmental relations
Divided into five thematic sections: (1) the nature/culture divide; (2) relationship between environment and social organization; (3) methodological debates and innovations; (4) politics and practice; and (5) epistemological issues of environmental anthropology
Organized into a series of paired papers, which speak to each other, designed to encourage readers to make connections that they might not customarily make