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Nature and Culture

Aims & Scope

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Nature and Culture is now indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)!

Journal Impact Factor: 1.931

Nature and Culture (NC) is a forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, and nation-states have with nature. The journal contains a serious interpolation of theory, methodology, criticism, and concrete observation forming the basis of this discussion.

The journal's mission is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mindsets toward broader syntheses that encompass time, space, and structures in understanding the nature–culture relationship. The journal furthermore provides an outlet for the identification of knowledge gaps in our understanding of this relationship.

Nature and Culture receives financial support for its editorial operations from the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig.

The editors and editorial board will consider new topics, and authors should not be restricted by those listed below. Current themes are as follows:

  • Cultural Reactions and Conceptions of Nature
  • Degradation and Restoration of Environment
  • Ecological Time and Futures
  • Political and Socioeconomic Arrangements of Landscapes 

For a more detailed explanation of these topics, please see Nature and Culture's themes.

Subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Sociology

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2018

Special Symposium on “Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe”
Guest Editors: Mary P. Corcoran and Joelle Salomon Cavin


Introduction: Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe
Mary P. Corcoran and Joelle Salomon Cavin

The Modus Operandi of Urban Agriculture Initiatives: Toward a Conceptual Framework
Charlotte Prové, Denise Kemper, and Salma Loudiyi

Food Movements Oscillating between Autonomy and Coproduction of Public Policies in the City of Madrid
Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos, and Jon Sanz Landaluze

The Politics of Greening the City: The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul
Alice Genoud

The Incredible Edible Movement: People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)
Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food: A Food System Analysis Based on Interaction between Research, Policy, and Society
Heidrun Moschitz, Jan Landert, Christian Schader, and Rebekka Frick

Vegetables and Social Relations in Norway and the Netherlands: A Comparative Analysis of Urban Allotment Gardeners
Esther J. Veen and Sebastian Eiter

Changing Patterns of Allotment Gardening in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Attila Tóth, Barbora Duží, Jan Vávra, Ján Supuka, Mária Bihu?ová, Denisa Halajová, Stanislav Martinát, and Eva Nováková

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