Elements of your Section 3 Post

So, any of the Chapters 9-17 would be good models to look at for Sections for relating your object to the theory we learned in Chapters 1-8.

Since you have to read about Wolves (Chapter 11) for Monday, let’s look at that chapter.  The first “object <–> theory” Section is called “Ethics: Rewilding and Wolves”.  It recalls things we talked about especially in Chapter 5 but also from Chapter 1.  These sections are all about making connections.  This “Ethics” section has 4 subsections that you can see.  The first subsection describes how environmentalists desire an ecocentric ethic of sustainability and it relates specific terms from Chapters 1 and 5 to wolves (both within the text and in those blue boxes).  So, it recalls from Chapter 5 not only ecocentrism but also anthropocentrism from Chapters 1 and 5 as a contrast (that’s what the ranchers would want as the “right” ethic!).  And from Chapter 1 it recalls rewilding and introduces conservation biology (which I talked about a little in Chapter 1 related to the national park in the Netherlands).  The other 3 subsections under the “Ethics” section then focus on rewilding and the ethics, the mechanics, and the management of doing rewilding.  They introduce new things like extinction rate and extinction crisis.

The other two “object <–> theory” sections then talk about (1) “Institutions” and “Commons” management (takes us back primarily to Chapter 4) by relating the example of wolf management consensus building in Minnesota, and then (2) the “Social Construction of Wolves” brings in several small examples and introduces the concept of “ecological niches”.

I think you can see from this how I would want you to structure such a section.  You need to make some sort of “object <–> theory” connection and then flesh it out.  Remember, you will be doing 2 sections like this (Sections 3 and 4).  The best way to flesh this out, most likely, is with a real world example (for example, the Institutions section describes what happened in Minnesota, and the Social Construction section brings in several small examples).  You can look at other chapters for similar – perhaps your object/topic better relates to one of the other chapters.

Ask if you have questions…


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