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Nature and Culture


Aims & Scope

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Nature and Culture is now indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)!

Journal Impact Factor: 1.931

Nature and Culture (NC) is a forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, and nation-states have with nature. The journal contains a serious interpolation of theory, methodology, criticism, and concrete observation forming the basis of this discussion.

The journal's mission is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mindsets toward broader syntheses that encompass time, space, and structures in understanding the nature–culture relationship. The journal furthermore provides an outlet for the identification of knowledge gaps in our understanding of this relationship.

Nature and Culture receives financial support for its editorial operations from the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig.

The editors and editorial board will consider new topics, and authors should not be restricted by those listed below. Current themes are as follows:

  • Cultural Reactions and Conceptions of Nature
  • Degradation and Restoration of Environment
  • Ecological Time and Futures
  • Political and Socioeconomic Arrangements of Landscapes 

For a more detailed explanation of these topics, please see Nature and Culture's themes.


Subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Sociology


Forthcoming Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3, Winter 2018

Articles

Environmental Expertise as Group Belonging: Environmental Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies
Rolf Lidskog and Go?ran Sundqvist

Adaptation Lived as a Story: Why We Should Be Careful about the Stories We Use to Tell Other Stories
Nicole Klenk

Efficiency and the Rebound Effect in the Hegemonic Discourse on Energy
Franco Ruzzenenti and Aleksandra Wagner

Rethinking Adaptation: Emotions, Evolution, and Climate change
Debra J. Davidson

Review Essay

“We Do Not Exist”: Illness, Invisibility, and Empowerment of Communities Struck by the Fracking Boom
Kristen M. Schorpp


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