Political Ecology A Critical Introduction

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/12/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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

Author Biography

Paul Robbins is Professor and Director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. He is the author of numerous publications including Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are (2007), Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction (with J. Hintz and S. Moore, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and Global Political Ecology (co-edited with R. Peet and M. Watts, 2011).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Introductionp. 1
What is Political Ecology?p. 9
Political versus Apolitical Ecologiesp. 11
A Tree with Deep Rootsp. 25
The Critical Toolsp. 49
Political Ecology Emergesp. 82
Conceptual and Methodological Challengesp. 101
Challenges in Ecologyp. 103
Challenges in Social Constructionp. 122
Challenges in Explanationp. 143
Political Ecology Nowp. 155
Degradation and Marginalizationp. 157
Conservation and Controlp. 176
Environmental Conflictp. 199
Environmental Subjects and Identitiesp. 215
Political Objects and Actorsp. 231
Where to Now?p. 245
Beyond Political Ecology?p. 247
Referencesp. 254
Indexp. 277
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