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Demographic Fluidity and Moral Ecology: Queenstown (Tasmania) and a Lesson in Precarious Process


Hay, P, Demographic Fluidity and Moral Ecology: Queenstown (Tasmania) and a Lesson in Precarious Process, Moral Ecologies:Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance. Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History, Palgrave Macmillan, C Griffin., R Jones, and I Robertson (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 189-215. ISBN 978-3-030-06111-1 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-06112-8_8


It is argued that communities embodying the conditions identified by Karl Jacoby as constituting a moral ecology are threatened by processes of gentrification, and these are now gathering pace throughout the western world. These communities may evince an environmental sensibility, but such a sensibility will not be the moral ecology of which Jacoby writes, the latter requiring the development, through time, of mores of sustainability forged through a long and intimate engagement by a community with its ambient environment. The paper examines changing environmental attitudes within the Tasmanian mining town of Queenstown as a lens through which his argument can be demonstrated.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Moral Ecology, mining comunities, demographic change, Queenstown (Tasmania)
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Hay, P (Dr Peter Hay)
ID Code:139365
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-06-11
Last Modified:2020-07-22
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