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The Urbanization of Nature: Neil Smith and Posthumanist Controversies

Alex Loftus

in Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter begins by laying out the key claims of urban political ecologists before looking at how these claims build upon theses adapted and transformed from Neil Smith’s work on the “production ... More


Cultural Praxis as the Production of Nature: Lefebvrean Natures

Alex Loftus

in Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter seeks to challenge Henri Lefebvre’s conception of nature while extending his understanding of cultural praxis. The project initiated in the previous chapters—to make a case for ... More


Conclusion: Labour, class, environments and anthropology

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The conclusion focusses on the importance of considering labour, production and capitalism in anthropological analysis. In contrast, a focus on consumption can result in the ‘enchantment of things’ – ... More


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