Sakari Virtanen: On our attitudes towards the forests

This is a short presentation of one of the participating projects in the nordic project Cultural Processes in Nordic Woodland Communities

Forest is one of the basic elements of the life of the Finns. Instead of any single Attitude there is a variety of attitudes to be revealed in a certain period of time and another variety from a period to another. The attitudes are related to one's relationship with forest, e.g. economic, romantic, aestethic, ethic, religious. The aim of this study is to synthesize the historical progress behind these attitudes. A special attention will be devoted to the concept of ecological sanctification.

Sakari Virtanen
E-mail: Telephone: +358-86-632 4858 Fax: +358-86-632 4865
University of Oulu
Research and Development Centre of Kajaan
P.O.Box 51
FIN-87101 Kajaani

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