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Troubles with Turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island

By: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

224 pages, B/w photos, figs

Berghahn Books Ltd

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #138783 | ISBN: 1571815961
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The story of a farming community's resistance to ecological conservation. The dispute is described from an anthropological perspective, in terms of conflicting social priorities and cultural values. Its lesson is that decisions about the environment always have cultural implications.

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Dimitrios Theodossopoulos is a Lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and a Senior Research Fellow at St. Peter's College, Oxford. He is currently teaching and writing anthropology on a variety of themes, ranging from the relationship between human beings and their environment to the ethnography of conflict and nationalism in the Balkans.