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Title New natures : joining environmental history with science and technology studies / edited by Dolly Jørgensen, Finn Arne Jørgensen, and Sara B. Pritchard ; Kevin C. Armitage [and thirteen others], contributors.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.
©2013

Subject Human ecology -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching.
Science -- Study and teaching.
Technology -- Study and teaching.
Interdisciplinary approach in education.
Alt Name Jørgensen, Dolly, 1972-
Jørgensen, Finn Arne, 1975-
Pritchard, Sara B., 1972-
Armitage, Kevin C.,
Description 1 online resource (303 pages)
Note Includes index.
Contents Joining environmental history with science and technology studies : promises, challenges, and contributions / Sara B. Pritchard -- The natural history of early northeastern America : an inexact science / Anya Zilberstein -- Farming and not knowing : agnotology meets environmental history / Frank Uekotter -- Environmentalists on both sides : enactments in the California rigs-to-reefs debate / Dolly Jørgensen -- The backbone of everyday environmentalism : cultural scripting and technological systems / Finn Arne Jørgensen -- The soil doctor : Hugh Hammond Bennett, soil conservation, and the search for a democratic science / Kevin C. Armitage -- Communicating knowledge : the Swedish mercury group and vernacular science, 1965-1972 / Michael Egan -- Signals in the forest : cultural boundaries of science in Białowieża, Poland / Eunice Blavascunas -- The production and circulation of standardized Karakul sheep and frontier settlement in the empires of Hitler, Mussolini, and Salazar / Tiago Saraiva -- Trading spaces : transferring energy and organizing power in the nineteenth-century Atlantic grain trade / Thomas D. Finger -- Situated yet mobile : examining the environmental history of Arctic ecological science / Stephen Bocking -- White Mountain Apache boundary-work as an instrument of ecopolitical liberation and landscape change / David Tomblin -- NEOecology : the solar system's emerging environmental history and politics / Valerie A. Olson -- Epilogue : Preservation in the age of entanglement : STS and the history of future urban nature / Sverker Sörlin.
Summary New Natures broadens the dialogue between the disciplines of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental history in hopes of deepening and even transforming understandings of human-nature interactions. The volume presents richly developed historical studies that explicitly engage€with key STS theories, offering€models for how these theories can help€crystallize€central lessons from empirical histories, facilitate comparative€analysis, and provide a language for complicated historical phenomena. Overall, the collection exemplifies the fruitfulness of cross-disciplinary thinking. The chapters follow three central themes: ways of knowing, or how knowledge is produced and how this mediates our understanding of the environment; constructions of environmental expertise, showing how expertise is evaluated according to categories, categorization, hierarchies, and the power afforded to expertise; and lastly, an analysis of networks, mobilities, and boundaries, demonstrating how knowledge is both diffused and constrained and what this means for humans and the environment. Contributors explore these themes by discussing a wide array of topics, including farming, forestry, indigenous land management, €ecological science, €pollution, €trade, energy, and outer space, among others. The epilogue, by the eminent environmental historian Sverker ̲Srlin, views the deep entanglements of humans and nature in contemporary urbanity and argues we should preserve this relationship in the future. Additionally, the volume looks to extend the valuable conversation between STS and environmental history to wider communities that include policy makers and other stakeholders, as many of the issues raised can inform future courses of action.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780822978725 (electronic bk.)
0822978725 (electronic bk.)
9780822962427
082296242X
OCLC # 878146080
Additional Format Print version: New natures. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013 9780822962427 (DLC) 2013007084 (OCoLC)842322918