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dc.contributor.authorHolloway, Lewis Weberen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:23Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:23Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05192005-221726en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42730
dc.description.abstractThis project investigates the development of Western Manâ s relationship with nature by comparing and contrasting it with the relationship that Native Cultures, particularly Native American Cultures have with nature. This reveals Western Manâ s reliance on the concept of objectivity and the resultant objectification of the natural world. In so doing Western Man has put himself apart from the rest of the world, somehow above it. Although I do not argue that this is wholly unjust, I do argue that it has resulted in a loss of an essential component of the human experience. Creative Participation is identified as a way to bring together some of the lessons of the Native communities with the existing knowledge of Western Society. This knowledge is then applied to the practical problem of Mine Land Reclamation in Southern West Virginia. Creative Participation, at its heart, is a way to reconnect man with the reality of his connection to the rest of the world, rather than his separation and control of it.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartHollowayMLAThesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectCoal Mine Reclamationen_US
dc.subjectNative American Religionen_US
dc.subjectSouthern West Virginiaen_US
dc.titleCreative Participation: Rethinking Reclamationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMiller, Patrick A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKaten, Brian F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBork, Dean R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05192005-221726/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-05-19en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-06-14
dc.date.adate2005-06-14en_US


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