Political Ecology: An Integrative Approach to Geography and Environment-Development Studies

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Political ecology 

"This volume offers a unique, integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global North and South. Twelve carefully selected case studies demonstrate how contemporary geographical theories and methods can contribute to understanding key environment-and-development issues and working toward effective policies. Topics addressed include water and biodiversity resources, urban and national resource planning, scientific concepts of resource management, and ideas of nature and conservation in the context of globalization. Giving particular attention to evolving conceptions of nature-society interaction and geographical scale, an introduction and conclusion by the editors provide a clear analytical focus for the volume and summarize important developments and debates in the field."--Jacket.  
This volume offers a unique, integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global North and South 
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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl S Zimmerer; Thomas J Bassett
ISBN: 1572309164 9781572309166
OCLC Number: 52728954
Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Approaching political ecology : society, nature, and scale in human-environment studies / Karl S. Zimmerer and Thomas J. Bassett --
Part I: Protected areas and conservation. Balancing conservation with development in marine-dependent communities : is ecotourism an empty promise? / Emily H. Young ; Strategies for authenticity and space in Maya Biosphere Reserve, Peteń, Guatemala / Juanita Sundberg --
Part II: Urban and industrial environments. Toward a political ecology or urban environmental risk : the case of Guyana / Mark Pelling ; Modernity and the production of the Spanish waterscape, 1890-1930 / Erik Swyngedouw --
Part III: Ecological analysis and theory in resource management and conservation. The Ivorian Savanna : global narratives and local knowledge of environmental change / Thomas J. Bassett and Koli Bi Zueĺi ; Environmental zonation and mountain agriculture in Peru and Bolivia : socioenvironmental dynamics of overlapping patchworks and agrobiodiversity conservation / Karl S. Zimmerer ; Environmental science and social causation in the analysis of Sahelian pastoralism / Matthew Turner --
Part IV: Geospatial technologies and knowledges. Fixed categories in a portable landscape the causes and consequences of land cover categorization / Paul Robbins ; GIS representations of nature, political ecology, and the study of land use and land cover change in South Africa / Brent McCusker and Daniel Weiner --
Part V: North-South environmental histories. Material-conceptual landscape transformation and the emergence of pristine myth in early colonial Mexico / Andrew Sluyter ; The production of nature : colonial recasting of the African landscape in Serengeti National Park / Rodericj P. Neumann ; Agroenvironments and slave strategies in the diffusion of rice culture to the Americas / Judith Carney ; Future directions in political ecology : nature-society fusions and scales of interaction / Karl S. Zimmrer and Thomas J. Bassett.
Responsibility: edited by Karl S. Zimmerer and Thomas J. Bassett.  
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