Community Culture and the Environment: Guide to Understanding a Sense of Place


Addresses the social and cultural aspects of community-based environmental protection. The guide offers a process and set of tools for defining and understanding the human dimension of an environmental issue. It gives leaders in government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and tribes technical tools for more effectively working with the public on environmental protection efforts. The guide is based on the elements of social science theory and methodology (e.g. anthropology, cultural geography, political science, and sociology) that are most relevant to defining and understanding community life as it relates to environmental issues.