Comment: But What Did You Go Out into the Wilderness to See?

@inproceedings{Dunlap1996CommentBW,
  title={Comment: But What Did You Go Out into the Wilderness to See?},
  author={Thomas R. Dunlap},
  year={1996}
}
When William Cronon delivered the preceding article as a paper, he told of environmentalists resisting earlier versions. They were, he said, dubious, and while they might admit there was something to his case, they were never comfortable with it. Some in the conference audience clearly shared that unease. It is easy to see why. Cronon says that the concept of wilderness is not reality but a social construction that is a flight from reality. Far from bringing people into communion with nature it… CONTINUE READING

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