Confronting Environments

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James G. Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment_not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and the social and cultural contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events with detailed analyses, but also evaluate the political-economic forces that operate at regional and global levels. This book will be an excellent resource for policy-makers, researchers, and instructors in environmental ...

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Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World

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Overview

James G. Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment_not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and the social and cultural contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events with detailed analyses, but also evaluate the political-economic forces that operate at regional and global levels. This book will be an excellent resource for policy-makers, researchers, and instructors in environmental use and conservation, anthropology, geography, and political ecology.

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Journal Of The Royal Anthropological Institute
This book is a very useful contribution to the broader literature on human-environment interactions....Useful for students and researchers from many disciplines beyond anthropology.
Social Anthropology
By critically examining the role of the local and global within the lived experiences of the enviroment, this collection is a valuable addition to the debated on enviromental understanding in the social sciences.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1: Selling Space: Power and Resource Allocation in a Caribbean Coastal Community Chapter 4 2: "Working in Nature", "Caring for Nature": Diverse Views of the Environment in the Context of an Environmental Dispute Chapter 5 3: Developing "Nature": Global Ecology and the Politics of Conservation in Northern Pakistan Chapter 6 4: Getting Engaged: Pollution, Toxic Illness, and Discursive Shift in a Tokyo Community Chapter 7 5: Environmental Conservation and Institutional Environments in Jamaica Chapter 8 6: A Situated Global Imperative: Debating (the Nation's) Forests in Finland Chapter 9 7: A Changing Sense of Place: Direct Action and Environmental Protest in the U.K. Chapter 10 Conclusion: Understandings Matter

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