This paper is about what the concept of nature and more specifically `wild nature` is and how it is interpreted. There is, on the basis of Svend Erik Larsens book: “Naturen er ligeglad” and Anne Knudsens book: “Natursyn”, provided a background on different views on nature from a cultural Danish perspective.
The paper includes a brief presentation of biodiversity and invasive species, an introduction to the Danish national parks, specifically Thy National Park as well as a description of how the park lives up to its branding.
Based on the background, and the scientific theory of social constructivism the paper analyses the concept of nature through the method of discourse theory.
The results of this analysis is used as the framework for understanding the concept of nature which will be used in a phenomenologic analyses of reported experiences in Thy National Park. The aim of this phenomenological analyses is to understand how nature and `wild nature` is perceived and experienced from a Danish cultural view. Based on the results of the analyses a discussion will follow which debates the topic of nature as well as ´wild nature´ and how they are perceived and experienced.
The paper concludes that it is not possible to establish a hegemonic discourse about nature in Denmark. Furthermore it concludes that ´wild nature´ is not a physical space, but rather a subjective perception of an experience in a natural environment.
|Uddannelser||Geografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||3 jan. 2018|
- vild natur