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Demographic Fluidity and Moral Ecology: Queenstown (Tasmania) and a Lesson in Precarious Process


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Hay, P 2020 , 'Demographic Fluidity and Moral Ecology: Queenstown (Tasmania) and a Lesson in Precarious Process', in C Griffin. and R Jones and I Robertson (eds.), Moral Ecologies:Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance. Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History , Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 189-215.

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It is argued that communities embodying the conditions identified by Karl Jacoby as constituting a moral ecology are threatened by processes of gentrification, and these are now gathering pace throughout the western world. These communities may evince an environmental sensibility, but such a sensibility will not be the moral ecology of which Jacoby writes, the latter requiring the development, through time, of mores of sustainability forged through a long and intimate engagement by a community with its ambient environment. The paper examines changing environmental attitudes within the Tasmanian mining town of Queenstown as a lens through which his argument can be demonstrated.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Hay, P
Keywords: Moral Ecology, mining comunities, demographic change, Queenstown (Tasmania)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-06112-8_8
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