Storytelling and Ecology: Reconnecting Nature and People through
Oral Narrative
A penetrating study of the relationship between contemporary storytelling in
the oral tradition and the ecological crisis now facing us. After explaining
modern society’s disconnection from the natural world on which it depends,
Anthony Nanson surveys the ways in which storytelling can help to renew
connections between people and nature, through: contradicting the
consensus of the powerful; providing an educational tool for wildlife
interpreters; making connections between self and other; mediating the
stories of the non-human; enchanting the landscape; and contributing to
transformative ritual. In conclusion he assesses the qualities that influence
storytelling's effectiveness in this ambition.

“If you are looking for deep thinking about deep ecology and how people are
using storytelling to connect people with the natural world, then Storytelling
and Ecology is the book for you.” - Kevin Strauss, H-Nilas

Storytelling/Environment ISBN 1-84054-125-3 Papyrus Series
Society for Storytelling/University of Glamorgan Press

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