Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future

Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future

by Alf Hornborg
     
 

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Power and social inequality shape patterns of land use and resource management. This book explores this relationship from different perspectives, illuminating the complexity of interactions between human societies and nature. Most of the contributors use the perspective of "political ecology" as a point of departure, recognizing that human relations to the

Overview

Power and social inequality shape patterns of land use and resource management. This book explores this relationship from different perspectives, illuminating the complexity of interactions between human societies and nature. Most of the contributors use the perspective of "political ecology" as a point of departure, recognizing that human relations to the environment and human social relations are not separate phenomena but inextricably intertwined. What makes this volume unique is that it sets this approach in a trans-disciplinary, global, and historical framework.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415601467
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2012
Series:
Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics Series, #18
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Alf Hornborg is Professor in the Human Ecology Division at Lund University, Sweden

Brett Clark is Assistant Professor of Sociology at North Carolina State University, USA

Kenneth Hermele is a PhD candidate in the Human Ecology Division at Lund University, Sweden

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