Book Launch: People and Places of Nature and Culture
Friday, 17 June 2011
Everyone is warmly invited to the launch of Rod Giblett's latest book People and Places of Nature and Culture published by Intellect Books in the UK. Senator Scott Ludlam will launch the book.
When: Wednesday, 29 June
Where: Mount Lawley ECU 10.308 followed by morning tea.
Copies of the book will be on sale by cash or by credit card (no EFTPOS).
Using Australian Aboriginal people's rich and vital understandings of country as a model, People and Places of Nature and Culture affirms the importance of a sustainable relationship between nature and culture. While current thought includes the mistaken notion - perpetuated by natural history, ecology and political economy - that humans have a mastery over the Earth, this book demonstrates the problems inherent in this view. In the current age of climate change, this is an important appraisal of the relationship between nature and culture, and a projection of what needs to change if we want to achieve environmental stability.