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Engaging with Interconnected Place for a Hopeful Future: Discussing the potential that place attachment has for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour in an interconnected world

Kozowyk, Elizabeth LU (2016) HEKM50 20161
Human Ecology
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Using primary research from majority-Western respondents in conjunction with an array of multi-disciplinary secondary literature, this thesis acts as a response to claims of the overwhelming existence of ‘placelessness’ in our modernised and globalised world. Instead, it suggests that place attachment is alive and well in the West. Furthermore this thesis suggests that place attachment can be shown to have positive links to the creation and encouragement of pro-environmental behaviour. Additionally, by integrating interconnectedness perspectives – whereby people exist as part of an interconnected earth – place attachment may further foster beneficial pro-environmental tendencies. Thus, place attachment in this way is posited as a possible... (More)
Using primary research from majority-Western respondents in conjunction with an array of multi-disciplinary secondary literature, this thesis acts as a response to claims of the overwhelming existence of ‘placelessness’ in our modernised and globalised world. Instead, it suggests that place attachment is alive and well in the West. Furthermore this thesis suggests that place attachment can be shown to have positive links to the creation and encouragement of pro-environmental behaviour. Additionally, by integrating interconnectedness perspectives – whereby people exist as part of an interconnected earth – place attachment may further foster beneficial pro-environmental tendencies. Thus, place attachment in this way is posited as a possible partial response to environmental challenges such as climate change. (Less)
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Kozowyk, Elizabeth LU
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HEKM50 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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place attachment, place, identity, interconnectedness, pro-environmental behaviour, human ecology
language
English
additional info
Thesis Defense Date: June 1st 2016.
Discussant: Sophia Hutnik
Examiner: Thomas Malm
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8873758
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  abstract     = {Using primary research from majority-Western respondents in conjunction with an array of multi-disciplinary secondary literature, this thesis acts as a response to claims of the overwhelming existence of ‘placelessness’ in our modernised and globalised world. Instead, it suggests that place attachment is alive and well in the West. Furthermore this thesis suggests that place attachment can be shown to have positive links to the creation and encouragement of pro-environmental behaviour. Additionally, by integrating interconnectedness perspectives – whereby people exist as part of an interconnected earth – place attachment may further foster beneficial pro-environmental tendencies. Thus, place attachment in this way is posited as a possible partial response to environmental challenges such as climate change.},
  author       = {Kozowyk, Elizabeth},
  keyword      = {place attachment,place,identity,interconnectedness,pro-environmental behaviour,human ecology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Engaging with Interconnected Place for a Hopeful Future: Discussing the potential that place attachment has for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour in an interconnected world},
  year         = {2016},
}