Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction / Edition 2

by Paul Robbins
     
 

Political ecology is a field that seeks to make sustainable outcomes more possible and imaginable, but also to critique and undermine the foundations of environmental injustice and destruction - from the wetland shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the forests of India to the slums of Tijuana and the suburbs of Arizona.

Written in clear and straightforward language

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Overview

Political ecology is a field that seeks to make sustainable outcomes more possible and imaginable, but also to critique and undermine the foundations of environmental injustice and destruction - from the wetland shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the forests of India to the slums of Tijuana and the suburbs of Arizona.

Written in clear and straightforward language and fully updated in the light of recent events, this new edition of Political Ecology presents the core concepts, central thinkers, and key works of a fast-growing and highly eclectic field. Using urban and rural examples from both the developed and underdeveloped world, the book provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future.

With study boxes, a range of illustrations, and new material throughout, this second edition argues that this urgent field, though chaotically diverse, is unified by a loose community of practice and by a certain kind of text, writing, and argument.

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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
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IWhat is political ecology?1
1)The hatchet and the seed3
2)A tree with deep roots17
3)The critical tools41
4)A field crystallizes71
Pt. IIConceptual and methodological challenges85
5)Destruction of nature : human impact and environmental degradation87
6)Construction of nature : environmental knowledges and imaginaries107
Pt. IIIPolitical ecology now127
7)Degradation and marginalization129
8)Conservation and control147
9)Environmental conflict172
10)Environmental identity and social movement187
Pt. IVWhere to now?203
11)Where to now?205

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