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Nature and Culture

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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, 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 mission of the journal is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mind-sets 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: Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies

Current Issue

Volume 11, Issue 2, Summer 2016



Sediment and State in Imperial China: The Yellow River Watershed as an Earth System and a World System
Ruth Mostern

New Wine and Old Wineskins? Novel Ecosystems and Conceptual Change
Brendon M. H. Larson

Is Risk a Drive for Change? Pollution and Risk Displacement in 1970s to 1980s Hong Kong
Lam Yee Man

Book Review Essays

Nature, Science, and Politics in the Anthropocene
Tracey Heatherington

The Political Economy of Water in the Past, Present, and Future
John Sonnett

Environment, Power, Development in Global South: Revolutions, Blue & Green
Thomas D. Hall

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