Environment and Society
Advances in Research
Aims & Scope
Editors: Paige West, Barnard College, Columbia University and Dan Brockington, University of Manchester
Call for Papers: Issue 4: Human/Animal Relations
The field of research on environment and society is growing rapidly and becoming of ever-greater importance not only in academia but also in policy circles and for the public at large. This growth reflects the urgency of debate and the pace and scale of change with respect to the water crisis, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the looming energy crisis, nascent resource wars, environmental refugees, climate change, and environmental justice, which are just some of the many compelling challenges facing society today and in the future. It also reflects the richness and insights of scholarship exploring diverse cultural forms, social phenomena, and political-economic formations in which society and nature are intricately intertwined, if not indistinguishable.
As a forum to address these issues, we are delighted to present an important new peer-reviewed annual: Environment and Society: Advances in Research. Through this journal we hope to stimulate advanced research and action on these and other critical issues and encourage international communication and exchange among all relevant disciplines.
Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.
Subjects: Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Ecology
Volume 3, 2012
Introduction: Capitalism and the Environment
Paige West and Dan Brockington
Dollars Making Sense: Understanding Nature in Capitalism
James G. Carrier
Neoliberalism and the Production of Environmental Knowledge
Fisheries Privatization and the Remaking of Fishery Systems
Courtney Carothers and Catherine Chambers
Contradictions in Tourism: The Promises and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix
Robert Fletcher and Katja Neves
From a Blind Spot to a Nexus: Building on Existing Trends in Knowledge Production to Study the Copresence of Ecotourism and Extraction
Unintended Consequences: Climate Change Policy in a Globalizing World