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Keywords for Environmental Studies


Series: Keywords Series

By: Joni Adamson (Editor), William A Gleason (Editor), David Naguib Pellow (Editor)

240 pages, 1 table

New York University Press

Paperback | Feb 2016 | #225916 | ISBN-13: 9780814760833
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Hardback | Feb 2016 | #225917 | ISBN-13: 9780814762967
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About this book

Understandings of "nature" have expanded and changed, but the word has not lost importance at any level of discourse: it continues to hold a key place in conversations surrounding thought, ethics, and aesthetics. Nowhere is this more evident than in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.

Keywords for Environmental Studies analyzes the central terms and debates currently structuring the most exciting research in and across environmental studies, including the environmental humanities, environmental social sciences, sustainability sciences, and the sciences of nature. Sixty essays from humanists, social scientists, and scientists, each written about a single term, reveal the broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches critical to the state of the field today. From "ecotourism" to "ecoterrorism", from "genome" to "species", this accessible volume illustrates the ways in which scholars are collaborating across disciplinary boundaries to reach shared understandings of key issues – such as extreme weather events or increasing global environmental inequities – in order to facilitate the pursuit of broad collective goals and actions. Keywords for Environmental Studies underscores the crucial realization that every discipline has a stake in the central environmental questions of our time, and that interdisciplinary conversations not only enhance, but are requisite to environmental studies today.

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Joni Adamson is Professor of English and Environmental Humanities and Senior Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University. She has served as President of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (2012) and founder and head of the Environment and Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (1999-2010).

William A. Gleason is Professor and Chair of English at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Princeton Environmental Institute and the interdisciplinary programs in American Studies, African American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Urban Studies.

David N. Pellowis the Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching and research focus on environmental and ecological justice in the U.S. and globally.

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