Working with Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand : An Ethnography of Coastal Protection, Paperback / softback Book

Working with Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand : An Ethnography of Coastal Protection Paperback / softback

Part of the Culture and Social Practice series

Description

This rich ethnography analyzes coastal protection as a sociomaterial practice.

Coastal protection, Friederike Gesing argues, co-produces natural and cultural orders.

In the context of the Aotearoa New Zealand coast, the book follows the emergence of a new sociotechnical imaginary: coastal management working "with nature" - and not against it.

Analysis of a seawall controversy and different coastal protection projects shows how "soft" protection slowly takes hold.

Dune restoration volunteers, coastal management experts, surfer-scientists, and Maori conservationists engage in different practices of making coastal nature-cultures: dune restoration as do-it-yourself erosion control, reconstructing native nature, or soft engineering in concert with natural processes.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social groups
  • ISBN: 9783837634464

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