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Violent environments

Author: Nancy Lee Peluso; Michael Watts
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001.
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The conventional understanding of environmental security, and its assumptions about the relation between violence and the environment, are challenged and refuted in Violent Environments in chapters by geographers, historians, anthropologists, and sociologists . Violent Environments portrays violence as a site-specific phenomenon rooted in local histories and societies, yet connected to larger processes of material

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Lee Peluso; Michael Watts
ISBN: 0801438713 9780801438714 0801487110 9780801487118
OCLC Number: 45202024
Description: ix, 453 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Violent environments / Nancy Lee Peluso and Michael Watts --
Will the circle be unbroken? A critique of the project on environment, population, and security / Betsy Hartmann --
Are "forest" wars in Africa resource conflicts? The case of Sierra Leone / Paul Richards --
Territory, custom, and the cultural politics of ethnic war in west Kalimantan, Indonesia / Nancy Lee Peluso and Emily Harwell --
States of nature and environmental enclosures in the American west / James McCarthy --
Damaging crops: sabotage, social memory, and the new genetic enclosures / Iain A. Boal --
Between a ranch and a hard place: violence, scarcity, and meaning in Chiapas, Mexico / Aaron Bobrow-Strain --
Petro-violence: community, extraction, and political ecology of a mythic commodity / Michael Watts --
International dimensions of conflict over natural and environmental resources / James Fairhead --
Invisible spaces, violent places: Cold War nuclear and militarized landscapes / Valerie Kuletz --
Violence, environment, and industrial shrimp farming / Susan C. Stonich and Peter Vandergeest --
Victims of "friendly fire" at Russia's nuclear weapons sites / Paula Garb and Galina Komarova --
Disciplining peasants in Tanzania: from state violence to self-surveillance in wildlife conservation / Roderick P. Neumann --
Beyond the bounds? Violence at the margins of new legal geographies / Nandini Sundar --
Written on the body, written on the land: violence and environmental struggles in central India / Amita Baviskar --
Toward a metaphysic of environmental violence: the case of the Bhopal gas disaster / S. Ravi Rajan.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Lee Peluso and Michael Watts.


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"Provides both a critique of the school of environmental security and alternative ways of understanding the connections between environment and science."-Book News, January 2002 "Violent Environments Read more...

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