Nature and Culture
Aims & Scope
Editors: Sing C. Chew, Humboldt State University, USA, and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and
Matthias Gross, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and University of Jena, Germany
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
Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring 2015
Social Sustainability Requires Social Sustainability: Procedural Prerequisites for Reaching Substantive Goals
Magnus Boström, Åsa Casula Vifell, Mikael Klintman, Linda Soneryd, Kristina Tamm Hallström, and Renita Thedvall
The Shifting Topology of Environmentalism: Human-Environment Relationships and Conceptual Trends in Two North American Organizational Histories
Rare Exports: Irony about Northern Nature and Commercialized Culture
The Nature of Nationalism: ‘Populist Radical Right Parties’ on Countryside and Climate
Bernhard Forchtner and Christoffer Kolvraa
Perceptions of Water Quality in First Nations Communities: Exploring the Role of Context
Julia Baird, Ryan Plummer, Diane Dupont, and Blair Carter
Telling Stories of Ourselves in Places
Volume 10, Issue 3, Winter 2015
SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON “Material Agency as a Challenge to Empirical Research”
Guest editors: Stefan Böschen, Jochen Gläser, Martin Meister, Cornelius Schubert
Introduction: Material Agency as a Challenge to Empirical Research
Stefan Böschen, Jochen Gläser, Martin Meister, and Cornelius Schubert
Lost in Things: An Archaeologist’s Perspective on the Epistemological Potential of Objects
Philipp W. Stockhammer
The Internet as Material Object in Social Practices. Recording and Analysis of Human-Internet Interactions
Cold Atom Gases, Hedgehogs and Snakes: The Methodological Challenges of Comparing Scientific Things
Jochen Gläser and Grit Laudel
Design Rhetoric: Studying the Effects of Designed Objects
The Drug as Thing
Social Situations and the Impact of Things: The Example of Catholic Liturgy