The human ecologist as alchemist: an inquiry into Ngai Te Rangi cosmology, human agency, and well-being in a time of ecological peril

Williams, Lewis (2012) The human ecologist as alchemist: an inquiry into Ngai Te Rangi cosmology, human agency, and well-being in a time of ecological peril. In: Radical human ecology: intercultural and indigenous approaches. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey. United Kingdom, pp. 91-120. ISBN 978-075467768-0

Abstract

Human ecology - the study and practice of relationships between the natural and the social environment - has gained prominence as scholars seek more effectively to engage with pressing global concerns. In the past seventy years most human ecology has skirted the fringes of geography, sociology and biology. This volume pioneers radical new directions. In particular, it explores the power of indigenous and traditional peoples' epistemologies both to critique and to complement insights from modernity and postmodernity.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Ashgate Publishing. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Both print 304.2 Rad and electronic copy held USQ Library.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 04:59
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 05:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous; traditional inhabitants; world view; belief systems
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220316 Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl. Comparative Philosophy)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220304 Epistemology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25824

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