Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World

Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World

by James G. Carrier

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Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World by James G. Carrier

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 their social contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events, such as tourism or environmental protection regimes, with detailed analyses of local cases. They also evaluate the large-scale political-economic forces that operate at regional and global levels, such as policies and bureaucratic requirements of international agencies and a country's position in global commodity markets. Their approach encourages policy makers and researchers to think about their natural and non-natural environment in novel ways. This book will be an excellent resource for all concerned with social, cultural and political-economic aspects of environmental use and conservation, and researchers in anthropology, geography, and political ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759115262
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 10/17/2004
Series: Globalization and the Environment
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 589 KB

About the Author

James G. Carrier is
James G. Carrier began studying tourism, environmental conservation and economy in Jamaica and the Caribbean in the middle of the 1990s. He has supervised or co-supervised projects dealing with these topics in Montego Bay, Negril and Port Antonio, all in Jamaica. He is currently Senior Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Indiana.

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