Political Ecology

ISBN-10: 0470657324

ISBN-13: 9780470657324

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Paul Robbins
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Description: 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

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.81" wide x 7.68" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Paul Robbins is professor of Geography at the University of Arizona and is known for his interdisciplinary views of how geography interrelates with other disciplines. He has written and edited several books including the best selling textbook "Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction" (Blackwell 2004) and the recent "Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are" (Temple University Press 2007).

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
What is Political Ecology?
Political versus Apolitical Ecologies
A Tree with Deep Roots
The Critical Tools
Political Ecology Emerges
Conceptual and Methodological Challenges
Challenges in Ecology
Challenges in Social Construction
Challenges in Explanation
Political Ecology Now
Degradation and Marginalization
Conservation and Control
Environmental Conflict
Environmental Subjects and Identities
Political Objects and Actors
Where to Now?
Beyond Political Ecology?
References
Index
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