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  • More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament

    Anne Rademacher

    Chapter from the book: Rademacher, A. 2017. Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai.


    “More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament” explores an urban forest at the center of intense debates about cultural, religious, and endangered species conservation in Mumbai. Its focus is the Doongerwadi, the sacred forest that surrounds Mumbai’s Parsi Towers of Silence. By exploring how stresses on the forest compelled its steward to rethink, and retell, the Doongerwadi’s value, the chapter traces the politics of socio-natural inclusion and exclusion embedded in aspirations for expanding open and green spaces in Mumbai.

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    Rademacher, A. 2017. More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament. In: Rademacher, A, Building Green. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.42.e

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    Published on Nov. 1, 2017