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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
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 Edition||p. vii|
|What is Political Ecology?||p. 9|
|Political versus Apolitical Ecologies||p. 11|
|A Tree with Deep Roots||p. 25|
|The Critical Tools||p. 49|
|Political Ecology Emerges||p. 82|
|Conceptual and Methodological Challenges||p. 101|
|Challenges in Ecology||p. 103|
|Challenges in Social Construction||p. 122|
|Challenges in Explanation||p. 143|
|Political Ecology Now||p. 155|
|Degradation and Marginalization||p. 157|
|Conservation and Control||p. 176|
|Environmental Conflict||p. 199|
|Environmental Subjects and Identities||p. 215|
|Political Objects and Actors||p. 231|
|Where to Now?||p. 245|
|Beyond Political Ecology?||p. 247|
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