Re: nature and culture

Charles Williams (cwilliam@WORLD.STD.COM)
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 14:34:11 +0059

On Wed, 2 Aug 1995, Eric Arnould wrote:

> I am interested in the idea that in postmodernity some people in the
> west are rethinking their relationship to nature, and/or that the way
> in which people represent nature to themselves is undergoing a change
> away from the nature as something to be conquered or nature as
> something to be preserved, towards nature as a space outside of the
> marketplace where the self can be remade. Anyone have some ideas or
> references along these lines they would like to share? cheers, eja

Sorry for the late reply, but I've just joined a few lists & I'm swamped
with mail that I don't have time to read. Running out of disk space, too.

I recently happened across an article that would give you some starting
points for books on "postmodern" culture and the environment. It's from
the Village Voice Literary Supplement of 7 February 1995, and it's called
"It Isn't Easy Being Green: Eco Meets Pomo." The essay cites some work by
deep ecologists on the relation of human culture and the environment, and
then compares these to some works by Postmodern cultural theorists on the
same topic. Enough citations to start with, and some interesting

Best o'luck

Charlie Williams