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English Wetlands

Spaces of nature, culture, imagination

Authors: Gearey, Mary, Church, Andrew, Ravenscroft, Neil

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  • Explores the cultural and natural significance of English wetlands
  • Examines the history of English wetlands
  • Discusses the effects climate change and changing political landscapes will have on wetlands
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This book argues that to understand wetlands is to understand human development. Using case studies drawn from three English wetlands, the book moves between empirical research and scholarship to interrogate how these particular ecosystems have played an essential part in the development of our contemporary society; yet inhabit a strange place in our national psyche. Chapters address a range of cultural and environmental wetland concerns. Consideration is given to: the ways in which we have revered, engineered and renaturalised these landscapes throughout history; English wetlands as spaces of beauty, creativity, reflection, rejuvenation and multi-species interactions; accelerating climate change in an age of neoliberalism. The final chapter then is a reflection on our collective lives together alongside other species, exploring what sustainability transitions might mean for human-wetland relationships.

About the authors

Mary Gearey PhD is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography at the School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK. 
Andrew Church is Professor of Human Geography and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Brighton, UK. 
Neil Ravenscroft is Professor and Head of the School of Real Estate and Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Wetlands and Humans Across Time: An Overview

    Pages 1-29

    Gearey, Mary (et al.)

  • Wetlands in Depth: The Waterscapes of Bedfordshire, North Lincolnshire and Somerset

    Pages 31-66

    Gearey, Mary (et al.)

  • Wetlands as Ludic Spaces: Play, Recreation, Rejuvenation, In/Exclusion

    Pages 67-90

    Gearey, Mary (et al.)

  • Wetlands as Literary Spaces: Off Kilter, Off Grid, Off the Wall

    Pages 91-118

    Gearey, Mary (et al.)

  • Wetlands as Remembrance Spaces: Contemplation, Ceremony and Commemoration

    Pages 119-144

    Gearey, Mary (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Wetlands
Book Subtitle
Spaces of nature, culture, imagination
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41306-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41306-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41305-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 175
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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