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Restoring or Re-storying the Lake District: Applying Responsive Cohesion to a Current Problem Situation

Isis Brook

Environmental Values 27 (2018): 427-445. doi: 10.3197/096327118X15251686827750

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This paper examines the role of ethics in addressing aspects of ecological restoration in culturally-saturated landscapes. Do we have the ethical tools to respond to the complex questions that restoration poses? We can see valued landscapes, such as the English Lake District, as culturally rich or as ecologically denuded. This paper will juxtapose the demands of retaining rich cultural narratives and those of rewilding (which would allow for greater self-sustaining biological diversity and space for unrestrained nature). Using the ethical theory of responsive cohesion, this paper will explore the cultural narrative vs wildness question in the context of the English Lake District.


Rewilding, hefted, place narrative, upland

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Ecological Restoration and Place Attachment: Emplacing Non-Places?.Martin Drenthen

Rewilding in Layered Landscapes as a Challenge to Place Identity. Martin Drenthen

The Many Meanings of Rewilding: An Introduction and the Case for a Broad Conceptualisation. Andrea R. Gammon

Future Directions for Conservation. Jozef Keulartz

Environmental Aesthetics and Rewilding. Jonathan Prior, Emily Brady

Naturalness or Biodiversity: Negotiating the Dilemma of Intervention in Swedish Protected Area Management. Anders Steinwall

Community Resilience and Social Memory. Geoff A. Wilson

Biodiversity as the Source of Biological Resources. Paul M. Wood

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Editorial: Rewilding in Cultural Layered Landscapes. Martin Drenthen

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