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New Marx for Old? Marxism, Humanity, and Ecology

Mathew Humphrey

in Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242672
eISBN:
9780191599514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242674.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The proponents of an ecologically inspired form of Marxism, or a Marx‐inspired form of political ecology, argue that eco‐Marxism transcends the anthropocentric‐ecocentric dichotomy, and this chapter ... More


Environmental Ethics and the Construction of Values

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The theocentrism of H. Richard Niebuhr, especially his understanding of value, is uniquely helpful in addressing the problem of value construction and negotiation involved in the debate over MTR. The ... More


Ecosocial Theory of Disease Distribution: Embodying Societal & Ecologic Context

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 7 introduces a newer variant of social epidemiologic theory: ecologically-informed approaches, especially the ecosocial theory of disease distribution, first proposed by this book's author in ... More


The Attrition of the Liberal Regime in Italy

Charles S. Maier

in Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691169798
eISBN:
9781400873708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169798.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the attrition of the liberal regime in Italy. The inability to reestablish a stable centrist majority in Italy brought not only a shift to the right, but also destruction of the ... More


Large Dams and the Contemporary Geopolitics of Development

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the contemporary geopolitics of large dams, asking to what extent can the lessons of the Bureau’s overseas endeavors be applied within current debates over large dams, water ... More


The Meanings of the Mountains: Discourses of Power, Identity, and Destruction in the Mountaintop Removal Debate

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The idea of Appalachia as a discrete region with its own peculiar ecology, people, and customs is the result of a long series of interrelated discourses. This chapter examines three pairs of ... More


Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Garth Myers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book develops an interactionist urban political ecology approach to urban environments across Africa. Individual chapters focus on: analyzing the findings of planners and scholars on Africa’s ... More


Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Ashley Carse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama’s cultural and physical landscapes. By following container ships as ... More


Keepers of Knowledge: Indigenous Environmental Governance

Clint Carroll

in Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690893
eISBN:
9781452950709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The book opens with a meeting of elders. Roots of Our Renewal analyzes the historical roots of this transformation, examines how Cherokees are currently dealing with its related obstacles, and ... More


Urban environments in Africa

Garth Myers

in Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The Introduction lays out the geographical parameters and conceptual framework of the book. It contains an overview of the diversity and complexity of urban environments in Africa. It details what is ... More


Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban ... More


Perceiving the Environment

Ben Campbell

in Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The narrative of crisis has too easily sidelined the voices and interests of people caught up in the global environmental agenda. Critics of the neglect of victims of conservation have articulated ... More


Translating Sustainability

Ben Campbell

in Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Cultural barriers in translating the notion of sustainability lead beyond scientific ideas of an environment as a domain detachable from human interactions, which is culturally alien to Himalayan ... More


Poets and Locomotives: Ecology and Politics on the Margins of Paris

Andrew Newman

in Landscape of Discontent: Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816689620
eISBN:
9781452950686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689620.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 examines how northeast Paris was historically produced as a distinct social, cultural, and even ecological zone in the city. As I show, even before becoming strongly identified as immigrant ... More


Urban Ecology—The Bigger Picture

Ian Douglas and Joe Ravetz

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter sets out a systems approach to the ‘human dimensions’ of urban ecology. Firstly, the chapter looks at four perspectives on urban ecology: as habitats in the city: as flows through the ... More


A Demanding Environment

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Thisfinal chapter argues that infrastructures like the Panama Canal have given rise to highly demanding environments. Technological marvels have not universally freed humans from the environment, but ... More


Accounting for the Paradox of IBM’s “Smarter Planet”

Peter C. Little

in Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This concluding chapter critically reflects on IBM's recent business goal of “Building a Smarter Planet.” It argues that the continuing contamination crisis at Endicott sets in bold relief the ... More


Introduction: Political Ecologies of Bioterror

Melanie Armstrong

in Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Bioterrorism has emerged as a prominent fear of the modern age, alongside revolutions in biological science and changing practices of warfare. Bioterrorism is also an important, and often overlooked, ... More


Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Melanie Armstrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The United States government has spent billions of dollars this century to prepare the nation for bioterrorism, despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in modern American history. ... More


Self-determination as Political Ecology: The Roots of Biocultural Rights

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

in Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the emergence of biocultural rights as an aspect of the third generation group rights—an aspect that seeks to resolve our current environmental predicament through affirming the ... More


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