Environment In Anthropology / Edition 1

Environment In Anthropology / Edition 1

by Cary Cooper, Richard Wilk
     
 

The Environment in Anthropology presents ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. From the classics to the most current scholarship, this book connects the theory and practice in environment and anthropology, giving readers a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental

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The Environment in Anthropology presents ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. From the classics to the most current scholarship, this book connects the theory and practice in environment and anthropology, giving readers a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems.

Haenn and Wilk pose the most urgent questions of environmental protection: How are environmental problems mediated by cultural values? What are the environmental effects of urbanization? When do environmentalists get in conflict with indigenous peoples? How can we assess the impact of “environmentally correct” businesses such as the Body Shop? They also cover the fundamental topics of population growth, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, indigenous groups, consumption, and globalization.

Balancing landmark essays with cutting-edge scholarship, bridging theory and practice, and offering suggestions for further reading and new directions for research, The Environment in Anthropology is the ideal introduction to a burgeoning field.

Contributors: J. Peter Brosius, Billie DeWalt, Arturo Escobar, Akhil Gupta, Caren Kaplan, Conrad Kottak, David Maybury-Lewis, B.J. McCay, Kay Milton, Virginia Nazarea, Robert Netting, Vandana Shiva, Julian Steward, and Susan C. Stonich.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736371
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
1.01(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The concept and method of cultural ecology5
2Smallholders, householders10
3Ecosystem ecology in biology and anthropology15
4Gender and the environment : a feminist political ecology perspective27
5A view from a point : ethnoecology as situated knowledge34
6The new ecological anthropology40
7Normative behavior53
8Some perspectives and implications75
9Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem80
10Reproductive mishaps and Western contraception : an African challenge to fertility theory87
11Gender, population, environment113
12The environment as geopolitical threat : reading Robert Kaplan's "Coming anarchy"118
13Energy and tools139
14The growth of world urbanism145
15The anti-politics machine : "development" and bureaucratic power in Lesotho163
16Income levels and the environment173
17Staying alive : women, ecology, and development183
18Measuring up to sustainability191
19The third stage of ecological anthropology : processual approaches205
20Conflicts over development and environmental values : the international ivory trade in Zimbabwe's historical context215
21The power of environmental knowledge : ethnoecology and environmental conflicts in Mexican conservation226
22Holding ground237
23Does biodiversity exist?243
24Road kill in Cameroon246
25On environmentality : geo-power and eco-knowledge in the discourses of contemporary environmentalism257
26Radical ecology and conservation science : an Australian perspective270
27The political ecology of deforestation in Honduras284
28Peasants and global environmentalism302
29New world, new deal : a democratic approach to globalization325
30Individualism, holism, and environmental ethics336
31Cultural theory and environmentalism351
32The benefits of the commons355
33Indigenous initiatives and petroleum politics in the Ecuadorian Amazon361
34Endangered forest, endangered people : environmentalist representations of indigenous knowledge367
35Tribal whaling poses new threat386
36On the importance of being tribal : tribal wisdom390
37How do we know we have global environmental problems? : science and the globalization of environmental discourse407
38The ecology of global consumer culture418
39A world without boundaries : The Body Shop's trans/national geographics430
40The invisible giant : Cargill and its transnational strategies443
41Treading lightly? : ecotourism's impact on the environment449
42Voluntary simplicity and the new global challenge458

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