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Environmental Perceptions of Rural South African Residents: The Complex Nature of Environmental Concern.
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PMID:  20514147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The state of the local environment shapes the well-being of millions of rural residents in developing nations. Still, we know little of these individuals' environmental perceptions. This study analyzes survey data collected in an impoverished, rural region in northeast South Africa, to understand the factors that shape concern with local environmental issues. We use the "post-materialist thesis" to explore the different explanations for environmental concern in less developed regions of the world, with results revealing the importance of both cultural and physical context. In particular, gendered interaction with natural resources shapes perceptions, as does the local setting. Both theoretical and policy implications are discussed.
Authors:
Lori M Hunter; Susie Strife; Wayne Twine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Society & natural resources     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0894-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101086555     Medline TA:  Soc Nat Resour     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  525-541     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Behavioral Science, Program on Environment and Society, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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R21 HD051146-01//NICHD NIH HHS; 085477//Wellcome Trust

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