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Thomas Hobbes: Relating Nature and Politics

John M. Meyer

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

John M. Meyer focuses on meta-theoretical lessons from Thomas Hobbes rather than on Hobbes’s substantive views about nature. He shows how Hobbes, who offers thoroughly realized accounts of both the ... More


Introduction: How We Got Here

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This is an introduction to the volume as a whole. The editors, Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr., summarize the origins and history of environmental political theory and discuss the need for a ... 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


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


Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Engaging Nature is an edited collection that explores how past political theorists conceptualized the natural world and humanity’s relationship with it. The theorists profiled are largely from the ... More


Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Jamie Lorimer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange ... More


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Disentangling of Green Paradoxes

Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Joseph H. Lane Jr. argues that although the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau individually articulate themes that recur in subsequent environmentalist thought, only through recognizing the ... More


Introduction: After the Anthropocene

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The introduction engages the Anthropocene, identifying the deficiencies in existing accounts before outlining the approach that is developed in the book. It sketches the theoretical framework before ... More


Plato: Private Property and Agriculture for the Commoners—Humans and the Natural World in The Republic

Sheryl D. Breen

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Sheryl D. Breen analyzes the class structure of Plato’s ideal city in The Republic, Kallipolis. Kallipolis, which is initially populated by children with no cultural or historical memory and has a ... More


Wildlife: Companion Elephants and New Grounds for Multinatural Conservation

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter one develops the concept of wildlife as a replacement for Nature for conservation. It does so through a discussion of the four themes of hybridity, nonhuman agency, immanence and topology. It ... More


Conclusion: Cosmopolitics for Wildlife

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The conclusion summarizes the argument developed in the book to synthesize an approach to conservation after the Anthropocene. It then reflects on three significant challenges that face the model ... More


Wild Experiments: Rewilding Future Ecologies at the Oostvaardersplassen

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter five compares conservation as composition with rewilding, an alternative model concerned with ecological processes. Through a critical examination of the use of large herbivores on a polder ... More


Wildlife on Screen: The Affective Logics and Micropolitics of Elephant Imagery

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter six examines the role of moving imagery in conservation. We live in an age of the screen in which media play vital roles in framing and governing human and nonhuman life. Focusing on ... More


Bringing Wildlife to Market: Flagship Species, Lively Capital, and the Commodification of Interspecies Encounters

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter seven develops the concept of nonhuman charisma to explore how encounters between people and wildlife are valued in conservation. It explores the commodification of charisma in captivity and ... More


Spaces for Wildlife: Alternative Topologies for Life in Novel Ecosystems

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter eight explores questions of space. It traces the binary understanding of conservation territories that informs Nature conservation. Focusing on urban wildlife and recent enthusiasms for ... More


Conservation as Composition: Securing Premodern Ecologies in the Hebrides

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter four examines a common mode of conservation biopolitics concerned with saving species from political and ecological change – or conservation as composition. It focuses on the conservation of ... More


Nonhuman Charisma: Counting Corncrakes and Learning to Be Affected in Multispecies Worlds

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter two examines how conservationists come to know wildlife. It explore field science as processes of learning to be affected in which embodied, skilled practitioners tune into the world. It ... More


Biodiversity as Biopolitics: Cutting Up Wildlife and Choreographing Conservation in the United Kingdom

Jamie Lorimer

in Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter three examines prevalent practices of biodiversity conservation as biopolitics. Focusing on the UK, it explores how biodiversity conservation seeks to secure life through identifying, ... More


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