Nepal's Green Forests; A 'Thick' Aesthetics of Contested Landscapes

Ethics, Place and Environment 12 (3):313-330 (2009)
Forests in Nepal are central in people's imaginations and daily lives and are a key means to social, political and economic power. This paper explores how an aesthetic appreciation of forests is tied in to other knowledges and experiences including the social-politics of resource use and management in the context of community forestry in Nepal. As such, more than one 'forest' inhabits the same spatial extent and these socially and politically framed views are central to aesthetic valuing of forests. The paper thus argues for a 'thick' aesthetics that ties together an understanding of the forest as an ecologically and socially emergent entity with a variety of knowledges that inform aesthetic valuing to analyse how competing visions of what the forest ought to be materialise
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DOI 10.1080/13668790903195594
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Holmes Rolston (1998). Aesthetic Experience in Forests. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (2):157 - 166.

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