Why Divide 'Human' and 'Environment?' Try 'Place.'

"Unlike the word environment, which so often refers exclusively to the non-human natural world, the word place conjoins perception, cultural mediation and apparent physical location"

"Recent ecocritical attention to a variety of locales as well as the shift away from the term environment to the term place have begun to move the field toward a stronger awareness that human considerations, including culture and psychology, must be taken into account in analyses of the physical world's representations"

Quotes from "'Loving Ourselves Most of All': Ecocriticism and the Adapted Mind," Nancy Easterlin. 2004

PS: What kind of place is a blog? And what kind of place is occupied by the audience member of the typical play?

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