The Perception Of Wilderness By George Cronon

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The perception of wilderness can be problematic. One of the most prominent points that Cronon made in his evaluation is the ideology that wilderness is an illusion to escape reality. This perception can be ambiguous because it segregates humanity from nature, by establishing the idea that wilderness is separate from everyday life. Also, Cronon calls attention to the issue of dividing the land and calling it wilderness. The issue of this isolation is that it disintegrates humans and nature, rather than bringing them more in unity. Additionally, from an environmentalist view, wilderness should not be seen as a separate entity but rather one with humanity. Consequently, where one does not just go to a nature preserve to feel reconnected momentarily,
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