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Nature and Culture

Aims & Scope

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: 1.562

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, 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 mission of the journal is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mind-sets 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: Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies

Current Issue

Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2016



Changing Approaches to the Future in Swedish Forestry, 1850-2010
Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

Nature, History, and Culture as Tourism Attractors: The Double Translation of Insider and Outsider Media
Mark C.J. Stoddart and Paula Graham

Hidden Climato-Economic Roots of Differentially Privileged Cultures
Evert Van de Vliert

Dam Close: Water Resources and Productions of Harmony in Central Japan
Eric J. Cunningham

Public Participation and Trade-offs in Flood Risk Mitigation: Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Alps
Anna Scolobig, Luigi Pellizzoni, Chiara Bianchizza


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