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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology

Edited by: Tom Perreault , Gavin Bridge , James McCarthy

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794337
eBook ISBN: 9781315759289
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638711

10.4324/9781315759289
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The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology. Located at the intersection of geography, anthropology, sociology, and environmental history, political ecology is one of the most vibrant and conceptually diverse fields of inquiry into nature-society relations within the social sciences. The Handbook serves as an essential guide to this rapidly evolving intellectual landscape. With contributions from over 50 leading authors, the Handbook presents a systematic overview of political ecology’s origins, practices and core concerns, and aims to advance both ongoing and emerging debates. While there are numerous edited volumes, textbooks, and monographs under the heading ‘political ecology,’ these have tended to be relatively narrow in scope, either as collections of empirically based (mostly case study) research on a given theme, or broad overviews of the field aimed at undergraduate audiences. The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology is the first systematic, comprehensive overview of the field. With authors from North and South America, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, the Handbook of Political Ecology provides a state of the art examination of political ecology; addresses ongoing and emerging debates in this rapidly evolving field; and charts new agendas for research, policy, and activism.

The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology introduces political ecology as an interdisciplinary academic field. By presenting a ‘state of the art’ examination of the field, it will serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars. It not only critically reviews the key debates in the field, but develops them. The Handbook will serve as an excellent resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and is a key reference text for geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, environmental historians, and others working in and around political ecology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Editors’ Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Now and Then Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Speaking Truth to Power Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Power-Full Distribution of Knowledge in Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  French Research Traditions on Peasant Agricultural Systems Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Trickster Science Download PDF
Chapter  7:  From Critique to Experiment? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ethics, Entanglement, and Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ethics in Research Beyond the Human Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Relationships and Research Methods Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Methods and Environmental Science in Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Political Ecologies of Activism and Direct Action Politics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Political Ecology as Praxis Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political Ecology and Policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  At the Boundaries of La Política  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Reassembling the Structural Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Promises of Participation in Science and Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Local Environmental Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Participatory Mapping Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Historical Approaches to Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Capitalism and The Marxist Critique of Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Political Ecology of Risk, Hazards, Vulnerability, and Capacities Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Reading Climate Change and Climate Governance as Political Ecologies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Environment and Development Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Political Ecology and Livelihoods Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Political Ecologies of Disease and Health Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Political Ecologies of Environmental Degradation and Marginalization Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Industrialization and Environmental Change Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conceptualizing Ecologically Unequal Exchange Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Nature Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Political Ecology of International Agri-Food Systems Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Certified Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Property and Commodification Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Neoliberalization of Nature Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Environmental Governance Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Eco-Governmentality Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Energy and Social Power Download PDF
Chapter  38:  From Biodiversity to Biosecurity Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Scales and Polities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Feminist Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Indigeneity Download PDF
Chapter  42:  On the Concreteness of Labor and Class in Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Nature, Difference, and the Body Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Social Movements Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Environmental Justice and Political Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Environmental Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Urbanization and Environmental Futures Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Editors’ Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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