The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology
(Routledge International Handbooks)
Perreault, Tom (EDT)
Bridge, Gavin (EDT)
McCarthy, James (EDT)
646 p. 25 cm
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.
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
PART I: INTRODUCTION Editors' introduction Introductory overview: The Origins of Political Ecology Michael Watts PART II: ORIGINS, TRAJECTORIES AND FUTURES OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY Activist political ecology Ben Wisner Reflections on non-Anglophone political ecology Enrique Leff French research traditions on peasant agriculture Denis Gautier & Christian Kull Political ecology as trickster Paul Robbins The end of critique? Bruce Braun PART III: DOING POLITICAL ECOLOGY Ethics and Entanglement Juanita Sundberg Ethics in research beyond the human Rosemary-Claire Collard Relationship and Research Methods Abby Neely & Thoko Nguse Methods in Environmental Science Karl Zimmerer Activism and Direct Action Politics Nik Heynen & Levi Van Sant Political ecology as praxis Alex Loftus Political ecology and policy Brent McCusker Policy Networks and Moments of Government Tony Bebbington PART IV: CORE QUESTIONS AND CONCEPTS OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY A: Environmental Knowledge Political ecology and Actor-Network Theory Rebecca Lave Promises of Participation in Science and Political Ecology David Demeritt Indigenous/local environmental knowledge Leah Horowitz Participatory Mapping Joe Bryan Historical approaches Diana Davis B: Environmental Change Capitalist production of socio-natures Noel Castree Risk, hazards and vulnerability Jim Wescoat Climate change and environmental transformation Diana Liverman Environment and development: Reflections from Latin America Astrid Ulloa Livelihoods and social reproduction Ed Carr Political Ecologies of Disease and Health Brian King Environmental degradation and Marginalization Tor Benjaminsen Industrialization and environmental change Stefania Barca International trade, development and environment Alf Hornborg C: Environmental Governance Nature conservation Rod Neumann International Agri-food systems Derek Hall Certification regimes Tad Muttersbaugh Property and commodification Scott Prudham Neoliberalization of nature Karen Bakker Political ecology and state theory Morgan Robertson Eco-governmentality Gabriela Valdivia Energy and resources Matt Huber Biosecurity Celia Lowe Scales and polities Nathan Sayre D: Environmental Identities Gender/feminist political ecology 2 Rebecca Elmhirst Indigeneity Emily Yeh & Joe Bryan Class formation and nature Michael Ekers Nature, difference and the body Julie Guthman & Becky Mansfield E: Environmental Politics Social Movements Wendy Wolford & Sarah Keene Environmental justice Ryan Holifield Environmental conflict Philippe LeBillon Urbanization and environmental imaginaries Erik Swyngedouw Editor's conclusion