Conclusion: Performed Identities and Being a Good Person

  • Rebecca Crowther


This chapter is the concluding one and reflects on all research findings and themes. It explores what it means to be a good person in relation to nature. Crowther concludes that all groups aim to do good within these landscapes regardless of definitions as to what good is. The motivation to engage with groups and in natural space appears to be due to a desire to belong within a given group and to verify some sense of the self in doing so. This is often to do with subjective ideas of what it means to be a good person. Whether through aiming to understand the intrinsic value of the non-human, aiming to conserve and sustainably manage the landscape, or aiming to better the lives of underprivileged youths, all relationships with nature aim to be good.


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  • Rebecca Crowther
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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