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Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Stefan Bargheer


At the center of Stefan Bargheer’s account of bird watching, field ornithology, and nature conservation in Britain and Germany stands the question how values change over time and how individuals develop moral commitments. Using life history data derived from written narratives and oral histories, Moral Entanglements follows the development of conservation from the point in time at which the greatest declines in bird life took place to the current efforts in large-scale biodiversity conservation and environmental policy within the European Union. While often depicted as the outcome of an enviro ... More

Keywords: sociology of morality, sociology of science, sociology of knowledge, ornithology, bird watching, nature conservation, environmental politics, Britain, Germany, pragmatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226376639
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Bargheer, author
University of California, Los Angeles