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Author Kempton, Willett, 1948-

Title Environmental values in American culture / Willett Kempton, James S. Boster, and Jennifer A. Hartley.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1995]


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 UniM Archit  363.700973 KEMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-311) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction. Measures of American Environmentalism. What Is Environmentalism? Our Approach: Models and Variation, Beliefs and Values. Non-Western Models of the Environment. Structure of the Book -- 2. Background. Our Anthropological Methods. Global Environmental Changes -- 3. Cultural Models of Nature. Model of Human Reliance on a Limited World. Models of Nature as Interdependent, Balanced, and Unpredictable. Models of the Causes of Environmental Concern. Origins of Cultural Models of Nature -- 4. Cultural Models of Weather and the Atmosphere. Global Warming Incorporated into Existing Concepts. Perceptions of Weather -- 5. Environmental Values. Religious and Spiritual Values. Anthropocentric Values. Biocentric Values -- 6. Cultural Models and Policy Reasoning. Volunteered Policies. Post-briefing Policy Discussion. Models of Institutions -- 7. Case Studies of Influential Specialists. Why Pick Specialists? Congressional Staff. Advocates.
8. Patterns of Agreement and Disagreement. Patterns of Agreement. Expected versus Actual Patterns of Agreement. Consensus Beliefs and Values. Points of Dissension. Variation and Environmental Groups -- 9. Implications of Our Findings. Findings. Is the United States Unusual? General and Theoretical Questions. Practical Advice -- Appendix A: How We Gathered and Analyzed the Data -- Appendix B: Informant Demographics -- Appendix C: Interview Protocol and Survey Questionnaire -- Appendix D: Case Studies of Citizens.
Other author Boster, James S.
Hartley, Jennifer A.
Subject Public interest -- United States.
Values -- United States.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 0262111918