Chesapeake Environmentalism: Rethinking Culture to Strengthen Restoration and Resource Management

Paolisso, Michael . 2011 . UM-SG-CP-2011-02 . Maryland Sea Grant . $4.95 .


In the first issue of this monograph series, Chesapeake Perspectives, cultural anthropologist Dr. Michael Paolisso provides his perspectives on environmentalism and the Chesapeake. Building on his studies of diverse communities—from watermen to farmers to scientists—he presents a unique view of how we can shape our commitment to this Bay. He encourages us to think beyond the confines of our interaction with the natural world to the deeper cultural basis for our own values and perceptions of nature. He argues that we need to better understand our varying cultural views of the Bay if we are to find common ground that can serve as a solid foundation for restoration and stewardship.

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