Environmental Identity by Nao Nakanishi
Towards Sustainable Development with Indigenous Australians
Environmental Identity: Towards Sustainable Development with Indigenous Australians examines the different concepts of a unified environment including living things as well as the natural surroundings like forests, rivers, rocks etc. Westerners tend to rely more on cognition and a separating view distinguishing between nature and culture. Aborigines with a 50,000 year continuous culture developed a unique concept of the environment which lacks the concept of private land and therefore did not modify nature. They learned how to adapt to the changes of nature and climate. An important study for environmental scientists, anthropologists, psychologists and physiologists. As many of the Aboriginal values are also shared by people in Southeast Asia, even if only rudimentary, makes this study of interest to a wider area than just Australia.
140 pages, 6pp. illus