Environmental anthropology: systemic perspectives

Orr, Yancey, Lansing, J. Stephen and Dove, Michael (2015) Environmental anthropology: systemic perspectives. Annual Review of Anthropology, 44 1: 153-168. doi:10.1146/annurev-anthro-102214-014159

Author Orr, Yancey
Lansing, J. Stephen
Dove, Michael
Title Environmental anthropology: systemic perspectives
Journal name Annual Review of Anthropology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0084-6570
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1146/annurev-anthro-102214-014159
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 153
End page 168
Total pages 16
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Our brief overview of developments in environmental anthropology since 1980 and their antecedents is organized around three themes: systems ecology, political ecology, and cognitive science. In some areas, the context is familiar. As Latour recently observed, the intellectual themes captured by the emergent concept of the Anthropocene have long been familiar to anthropologists. After decades of research on human–environmental interactions, anthropology, and more particularly environmental anthropology, suddenly finds itself pushed into prominence. A vibrant and kaleidoscopic research agenda has ensued and borrows extensively from other disciplines. This agenda coincides with increased interest in coupled human and natural systems from both the social and the natural sciences. Such attention is not solely the product of academic integration or the analytical reflection of empirical realities; it also stems from growing concern over the role of humans in the global transformation of the environment.
Keyword Systems ecology
Political ecology
Environmental knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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