Compare and contrast the perspectives of these three authors
This week, we discuss perspectives on whether humans are a part of or separate from nature. McKibben and Cronon tackle this question rather directly, while Taylor points out some of the voices and stories that have been disregarded in many accounts of American conservation history. Through her descriiptions, we also gain a sense of her perspective on whether or not human society should be seen as separate and disconnected from the environment.
Compare and contrast the perspectives of these three authors. Was there one perspective you found most compelling, and why?
References (you may copy/paste these citations for your reference list)
Cronon, W. 1995. The trouble with wilderness; or, getting back to the wrong nature. Pp. 69-90 in W. Cronon (Ed.) Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing nature. Norton.
McKibben, B. 1989. The End of Nature. Ch 2 “The end of nature” (pp. 47-91).
Taylor, D. E. (2016). Key Concepts Informing Early Conservation Thought. In The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection (pp. 9–31). Duke University Press.