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Environmental aesthetics and rewilding

Prior, Jonathan ORCID: and Brady, Emily 2017. Environmental aesthetics and rewilding. Environmental Values 26 (1) , pp. 31-51. 10.3197/096327117X14809634978519

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This paper explores the practice of rewilding and its implications for environmental aesthetic values, qualities and experiences. First, we consider the temporal dimensions of rewilding in regard to the emergence of particular aesthetic qualities over time, and our aesthetic appreciation of these. Second, we discuss how rewilding potentially brings about difficult aesthetic experiences, such as the unscenic and the ugly. Finally, we make progress in critically understanding how rewilding may be understood as a distinctive form of ecological restoration, while resisting the assimilation of rewilding into wilderness discourses.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Publisher: White Horse Press
ISSN: 0963-2719
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 18 June 2015
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 17:14

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