Culture, Ethics and Sustainability
This research group focuses on social perceptions of - and attitudes to - nature and the way these are created and changed in various cultural, political and institutional contexts.
Areas of Research
- Study of narratives about natural environment ranging from literature, philosophy and art to popular culture and media;
- Exploration of the relationship between human experience of place, identity and quality of life;
- Studies in environmental philosophy and environmental ethics;
- Studies of the relationship between environmental discourse and practice, especially with regard to the use and abuse of natural resources;
- Investigation of the impact of cultural institutions and power structures on attitudes to nature;
- Studies of the formation of public opinion on the environment in situations of the conflict of interest;
- Elaboration of methodology and theory regarding social constructions of nature.
- Studies of the role of culture in creative adaptation to climate change