Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

by Paul Robbins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470657324

ISBN-13: 9780470657324

Pub. Date: 02/01/2012

Publisher: Wiley

This fully updated new edition introduces the core concepts, central thinkers, and major works of the burgeoning field of political ecology.

  • Explores the key arguments and contemporary explanatory challenges facing the sub-discipline
  • Provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and its theoretical

Overview

This fully updated new edition introduces the core concepts, central thinkers, and major works of the burgeoning field of political ecology.

  • Explores the key arguments and contemporary explanatory challenges facing the sub-discipline
  • Provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and its theoretical underpinnings
  • Considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future
  • Study boxes introduce key figures in the development of the discipline and summarize their most important works
  • Fully updated to include recent events, such as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, as well as both urban and rural examples, from the developed and underdeveloped world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470657324
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
787,080
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii

Introduction 1

Part I What is Political Ecology? 9

1 Political versus Apolitical Ecologies 11

2 A Tree with Deep Roots 25

3 The Critical Tools 49

4 Political Ecology Emerges 82

Part II Conceptual and Methodological Challenges 101

5 Challenges in Ecology 103

6 Challenges in Social Construction 122

7 Challenges in Explanation 143

Part III Political Ecology Now 155

8 Degradation and Marginalization 157

9 Conservation and Control 176

10 Environmental Confl ict 199

11 Environmental Subjects and Identities 215

12 Political Objects and Actors 231

Part IV Where to Now? 245

13 Beyond Political Ecology? 247

References 254

Index 277

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