Thematic Area - Anthropology of Conservation

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The programme encourages a critical perspective on the practice and epistemology of conservation and anthropology, paving the way for the integration of the two disciplines methodologically and theoretically. We pay particular attention to the inter-relationship between local/indigenous populations and environmental groups, policy-makers, legislators, and institutions concerned with the protection of the environment (for example, natural parks or green development projects). In teaching and research we explore themes such as human-animal conflicts, environmental politics, disputes over fragile environments, attitudes to conservation among indigenous groups, and indigenous environmental knowledge and practices.


These are the courses undertaken in this thematic area:

NAF 600 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology          

NAF 601 Anthropological Theory                                                                               

NAF 602 Social Science Research Methods                                                     

NAF 603 Statistics for Social Sciences

NAF 674 Society and Natural Resources                                                                    

NAF 675 Society and Environment                                                                             

NAF 676 Social Ecology, Community Forestry and Place-Based Environmentalism           

NAF 677 Environmental Ethics                                                                                   

NAF 678 Management of Conservation Programmes                                               

NAF 679 Environment, Development and Social Movements                                  

NAF 680 Environmental Justice                                                                                  

NAF 681 Language and Biodiversity  Ecosystem
NAF 682 Global and Local Approaches to Urban                                  

NAF 683 Agriculture and the Environment                                                               






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