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The Resource Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues, Michael J. Manfredo, (electronic book)

Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues, Michael J. Manfredo, (electronic book)

Label
Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues
Title
Who cares about wildlife?
Title remainder
social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Manfredo
Title variation
Social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Wildlife holds a special place in the human consciousness. It is a source of attraction and fear, material value and symbolic meaning, religious or spiritual significance, and it is a barometer of people{u2019}s concern for environmental sustainability. Why do humans care so much about wildlife? In Who Cares About Wildlife?, author Michael J. Manfredo explores that question through multiple social science perspectives. How has evolution prepared human responses to wildlife? How can we better understand the nature of our cognitive and emotional responses to wildlife? And how can we place those responses in a broad cultural context? A theoretical perspective is advanced that draws upon these multiple perspectives and that proposes the rise of caring and mutualism values in post-industrial society. Directions for future research and managerial implications are interwoven into this theoretical overview. "This ambitious book concerning the human dimensions of wildlife management comes at an opportune time as global warming threatens extinction of large numbers of species. After considering the biological bases of human-wildlife interaction, Manfredo reviews and applies major social science theories and research to wildlife management. Chapter by chapter, the author introduces the reader to a central construct or theoretical approach and considers its implications for wildlife management. In this manner, the book ranges widely, from emotions, attitudes and social norms, to values and culture. Though necessarily brief, the literature reviews are informative and up-to-date, and their relevance for wildlife management is made clear by numerous examples and illustrative case studies. This engaging book is essential reading for students and professionals interested in research on the human dimensions of wildlife management."--Icek Aizen, Professor and Head, Division of Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts- Amherst
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Manfredo, Michael J
Dewey number
333.95/416
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL82
LC item number
.M355 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL82
NAL item number
.M36 2008
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wildlife conservation
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Environmental Management
  • Social Sciences, general
  • Nature Conservation
  • Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Animal Ecology
  • Environment
Label
Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues, Michael J. Manfredo, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who cares about wildlife? -- The biological context of wildlife values: are there etchings on the slate? -- Understanding the feeling component of human--wildlife interactions -- Attitudes and the study of human dimensions of wildlife -- Norms: social influences on human thoughts about wildlife -- Values, ideology, and value orientations -- Cultural perspectives on human-wildlife relationships -- Integrating concepts: demonstration of a multilevel model for exploring the rise of mutualism value orientations in post-industrial society
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387770383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR429908695
  • ocn429908695
Label
Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues, Michael J. Manfredo, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who cares about wildlife? -- The biological context of wildlife values: are there etchings on the slate? -- Understanding the feeling component of human--wildlife interactions -- Attitudes and the study of human dimensions of wildlife -- Norms: social influences on human thoughts about wildlife -- Values, ideology, and value orientations -- Cultural perspectives on human-wildlife relationships -- Integrating concepts: demonstration of a multilevel model for exploring the rise of mutualism value orientations in post-industrial society
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387770383
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR429908695
  • ocn429908695

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