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Environmental Anthropology Today: Cross-Disciplinary Investigations

Edited By: Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

344 pages, 8 tabs


Paperback | Aug 2011 | #191132 | ISBN-13: 9780415781565
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Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191131 | ISBN-13: 9780415781558
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As the role of humans in environmental degradation becomes increasingly clear, the field of environmental anthropology has expanded considerably. This collection offers a wide ranging consideration of the field which illustrates how environmental anthropology can increase our understanding and help find solutions to environmental problems. It combines grounded case study material with chapters exploring theoretical and methodological issues and draws on disciplines such as sociology and environmental science as well as anthropology to illuminate those issues.

The case studies are drawn from North America, Europe, India, Africa, Asia and South America, offering the reader a stimulating survey of work currently being conducted in the field.

An excellent collection that exemplifies the value of ecologically sensitive and informed anthropological research for shedding light on environmental problems and issues. The contributions demonstrate that environmental anthropology has become an essential component of environmental social science. - Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, USA


Introduction: Environmental anthropology of yesterday and today (Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet and Helen Kopnina) Part I: The Theoretical Perspectives 1. The Religion and Environment Interface: Spiritual Ecology in Ecological Anthropology (Leslie Sponsel) 2. Drawing from Traditional and "Indigenous" Socioecological Theories (Gene Anderson) 3. Environmental politics and policy ambiguities in environmental anthropology (Peter B. Larsen) Part II: Methodological Challenges 4. Environmental Anthropology as one of the spatial sciences (Emilio Moran) 5. What about that wrapper? Using consumption diaries in green education (Helen Kopnina) 6. Time and Population Vulnerability to Natural Hazards; The Pre-Katrina Primacy of Experience (Daniel de Vries) 7. Participatory Action Research and Urban Environmental Justice: The Pacoima CARE Project (Carl Maida) Part III: Anthropologists and the Real World 8. Anthropology, climate change and coastal planning (Bob Pokrant and Laura Stocker) 9. From Ecosystems Services to Unfulfilled Expectations, Factors Influencing attitudes toward the Madidi protected area (Teressa Trusty) 10. Who's Got the Money Now?: Conservation-Development Meets the Nueva Ruralidad in Southern Mexico (Nora Haenn) 11. Middle-Out Conservation: The Role of Elites in Rural American Conservation (Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet) 12. Learning By Heart: An Anthropological Perspective on Environmental Learning in Lijiang (Robert Efird) 13. Linking Climate Action to local Knowledge and Practice: A Case study of diverse Chicago neighborhoods (Jennifer Hirsch, Sarah Van Deusen Phillips, Edward Labenski, Christine Dunford, and Troy Peters)

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Helen Kopnina is based at the Institute for Advanced Labour Studies at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her books include East to West Migration (Ashgate) and Crossing European Boundaries (Berghahn). Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet is a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Connecticut, USA. Her research focuses on conservation, agriculture and environmentalism amongst rural communities.

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