Socializing nature: theory, practice, and politics
For over a century, geographers have sought to describe and explain the society-nature interface. When, James Bryce (1886, p. 426) - one of geography's early advocates - characterized the discipline as "a meeting point between the sciences of Nature and the sciences of Man [sic]" he sought to create a distinctive place for it within the academic division of labor. As we enter the twenty-first century, geography remains one of the few subjects dedicated to exploring the relations between humanity and nature. To be sure, the geographical project extends beyond the study of these relations.