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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 12, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Special Symposium on Living with Disasters

Guest Editors: Hannah Swee and Zuzana Hrdličková  


Living with Disasters: Perspectives on the (Re-)Production of Knowledge
Hannah Swee and Zuzana Hrdličková


Assembling Local Cyclone Knowledge in the Australian Tropics
Hannah Swee

Forgetting Flooding? Post-disaster Livelihood and Embedded Remembrance in Suburban Santa Fe, Argentina
Susann Baez Ullberg

Post-disaster Field Trips: Building Expert Knowledge through Itineraries, Memory Sticks, and Cameras
Zuzana Hrdličková

“Before the Storm”: Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, and the Challenges to Racial Hierarchies in Rural Louisiana
Seumas Bates


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