This collection of qualitative case studies demonstrates how social groups create opposing symbolic meanings of Nature during conflict over wildlife issues. It highlights the untapped utility of constructionist approaches for understanding how different meanings can ultimately affect wildlife and people.
About the Author
Ann Herda-Rapp, Ph.D. (1998) in Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Marathon in Wausau. Her teaching and research have focused on environmental sociology, gender, social problems and social movements. Theresa L. Goedeke, Ph.D. (2003) in a Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia, is Research Associate with the Environmental Sciences Institute at Florida A&M University. She co-authored a book on anti-environmentalism in the Ozarks and has published articles on wildlife issues.