The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill

  title={The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill},
  author={Nick Barter},
  journal={Social and Environmental Accountability Journal},
  pages={121 - 123}
  • N. Barter
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics
  • Social and Environmental Accountability Journal
This Perception of the Environment 2011 version is a reissue and ten-year-on update of the original publication. The book is a collection of essays by Professor Tim Ingold, an anthropologist based at the University of Aberdeen. The key difference between this reissue and the original is that this edition contains an additional new preface. In one sentence, the ‘fundamental postulate of the book is how we understand everything relationally as a movement along a way of life’ (p. xv). This… 
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