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Environmental anthropology : future directions

Author: Helen Kopnina; Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2013, cop. 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in anthropology, 11.
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"This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
[Études diverses]
Études transculturelles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Kopnina; Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
ISBN: 9780415517485 0415517486
OCLC Number: 883864379
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-314 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pathways: Reflections on the Self and Society --
1. The Mundane Bicycle and the Environmental Virtues of Sustainable Urban Mobility / Luis A. Vivanco --
2. Requiem for Roadkill: Death and Denial on America’s Roads / Jane Desmond --
3. The Future of Environmental Anthropology: Bringing Smallholder Agriculture Research to the City / Shiloh Moates --
4. Future Directions in Environmental Anthropology: Incorporating Ethnography of Environmental Education / Helen Kopnina --
Health, Risk Assessment and Prediction --
5. Eco-Myopia Meets the Longue Durée: An Information Ecology of the Increasingly Arid Southwestern U.S.A. / David Casagrande and Charles Peters --
6. Sedna's Children: Inuit Elders' Perceptions of Climate Change and Food Security / Ann McElroy --
7. Water Wary: Understandings and Concerns about Water and Health among the Rural Poor of Louisiana / Merrill Singer and Jacqueline M. Evans --
8. Environmental Migration: The Future of Anthropology in Social Vulnerability, Disaster, and Discourse / Elizabeth Marino --
Solutions-Based Research, Alternative Methodologies and Lifeways --
9. Causal Explanation for Environmental Anthropologists / Andrew P. Vayda --
10. Possibilities for a Bioregional Anthropology / Joshua Lockyer --
11. Anthropologies of the Future: On the Social Performativity of (Climate) Forecasts / Renzo Taddei --
12. Anthropology and Environmental Policy: Joint Solutions for Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods / Susan Charnley and William H. Durham
Series Title: Routledge studies in anthropology, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet.
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"This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis."

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