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Authored by: Barbara Humberstone

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523


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The study of human interaction within and with the environment or non-human world exists as a part of many social and natural science disciplines. Particular disciplines and sub-disciplines bring different perspectives and knowledges to the study of outdoor pedagogies and nature-based physical cultures. In this section, we transcend boundaries between disciplines by bringing together chapters that are informed by research and theories emerging from a variety of approaches prominent in different social science disciplines. This is not to infer that earlier chapters do not do this, rather here the particular emphasis is on paradigmatic permeability.

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