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Liberation ecologies : environment, development, social movements

Author: Richard Peet; Michael Watts
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the environment and the future of development continue to be issues of crucial importance. Most explanations of environmental crisis emphasize the role of population growth, thus focusing their attention on the poor. By comparison, Peet and Watts' innovative book elaborates a political-economic explanation drawing from the most recent advances in social theory. This new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Peet; Michael Watts
ISBN: 0415312353 9780415312356 0415312361 9780415312363
OCLC Number: 52876430
Description: xix, 444 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Liberating political ecology / Michael Watts and Richard Peet --
The political ecology of famine : the origins of the Third World / Mike Davis --
Invisible forests : the political ecology of forest resurgence in El Salvador / Susanna B. Hecht --
Environmental discourses on soil degradation in Bolivia : sustainability and the search for socioenvironmental "middle ground" / Karl S. Zimmerer --
Purity and pollution : racial degradation and environmental anxieties / Jake Kosek --
Eco-governmentality and other transnational practices of a "green" World Bank / Michael Goldman --
Nature-state-territory : toward a critical theorization of conservation enclosures / Roderick P. Neumann --
Water, markets, and embedded institutions in Western India / Navroz K. Dubash --
Transition environments : ecological and social challenges to post-socialist industrial development / Dara O'Rourke --
Violent environments : petroleum conflict and the political ecology of rule in the Niger Delta, Nigeria / Michael Watts --
Gender and class power in agroforestry systems : case studies from Indonesia and West Africa / Richard A. Schroeder and Krisnawati Suryanata --
Gender conflict in Gambian wetlands / Judith Carney --
Environment, indigeneity and transnationalism / Tania Murray Li --
From Chipko to Uttaranchal : the environment of protest and development in the Indian Himalaya / Haripriya Rangan --
Movements and modernizations, markets and municipalities : indigenous federations in rural Ecuador / Anthony Bebbington --
Industrial pollution and social movements in Thailand / Tim Forsyth.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Peet and Michael Watts.
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