Høyen, m. view on nature

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Nature is per definition opposite to culture.Therefore our relation to nature is based on culture. My hypothesis regarding nature is, that our relation to nature is a practice relation - practice originates from agents habitus (Bourdieu)

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Høyen, m. view on nature

  1. 1. View on nature - a practical relation Basic Hypothesis: Nature is per definition opposite to culture. Therefore our relation to nature is based on culture. Culturally based phenomena can be analysed sociologically Hypothesis regarding nature: Our relation to nature is a practice relation Practice originates from agents habitus Habitus and hence view on nature are distributed in social space Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  2. 2. Description of social conditions Bourdieu - basic epistemological principle Description of agent’s practice Agent Subjective world - understanding and interpretation of the surrounding world Researcher Analysis: Objectivation of social conditions and of agent’s practice - leading to construction of the structuring principle Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University Institution Social objective/ obejctiviced world lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  3. 3. View on Nature? Social Space Cultural Capital + Economic Capital + Capital, total + Capital, total - View on Nature Homology EC +CC + Nature related capital(s)? Structuring principle Ctot + Ctot - Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  4. 4. Do I have a specific concept for nature? • Yes - that nature should be viewed as a social construction i.e. constructed by agents and their social conditions. • Agtents’ relation to nature is a practice relation • The practice relation may see nature as something eternal .. • ... or something incorporated ... • ... or? Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  5. 5. Ways of relating to nature Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  6. 6. Understanding of the whole Viewing Liberation Technology Mastery of nature Cultural Capital + Economical Capital + Total Capital + Total Capital - The timeless, eternal, which extend beyond the existence of the individual or of mankind The boundaries for certain knowledge are constantly challenged Parts of nature cannot be mastered (yet) Use in concordance with nature Natural science The fields of view on nature Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  7. 7. Example of research "How is view on nature in elementary and lower secondary school?" t1 t2t0 Discourse level Figure of thought level Basic level Nature How do a specific discourse related to nature unfolds? Construction of the social space, that the discourse takes place within. ➡Description of the agent's practice based on observations, interviews, documental sources etc. ➡Description of the social conditions in which this practice exists lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  8. 8. A changing Social Space - changing groups of agents related to nature 1910 1950 1970 Industry Liberation, greatness Natural science Fishermen Farmers 2000 Migrant workers Left: Cultural Capital; Right: Economic Capital;Vertical:Total capital Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  9. 9. 1910 1910$ Agriculture*&*Fishery* Manufacturing*Industries* Distribu8ve*Trades* Transport* Service*sector* 2000 2000# Agriculture*&*Fishery* Manufacturing*Industries* Distribu8ve*Trades* Transport* Service*sector* Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University lørdag den 5. oktober 13
  10. 10. Example of research Marianne Høyen,Aarhus University 1900 2000 University - Architechs University - Natural science Kindergarten University - Engineering 2003 1910 Industry Liberation, greatness Natural science Fishermen Farmers Migrant workers Teachers University - Agriculture lørdag den 5. oktober 13

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