Environment and Society

Advances in Research

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Editors: Paige West, Barnard College, Columbia University and Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield

Environment and Society: Advances in Research is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Volume 8: Measurement and Metrics

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 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.

Introducing: EnviroSociety, a multimedia site that provides insights into contemporary socio-ecological issues with posts from top scholars in the social sciences that engage readers interested in current environmental topics.

Subjects: Environment, Anthropology, Sociology


Current Issue

Volume 6, 2015

The Anthropocene: A Critical Exploration
Amelia Moore


Anthropological Engagement with the Anthropocene: A Critical Review
Hannah Gibson and Sita Venkateswar

Beyond the Anthropocene: Un-Earthing an Epoch
Valerie Olson and Lisa Messeri

The Social Life of Blame in the Anthropocene
Peter Rudiak-Gould

The Mutable, the Mythical, and the Managerial: Raven Narratives and the Anthropocene
Thomas F. Thornton and Patricia M. Thornton

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Biodiversity Conservation in the Anthropocene?
George Holmes

The Anthropocene Trading Zone: The New Conservation, Big Data Ecology, and The Valuation of Nature
Lizzy Hare

A Political Ecology of Education in/for the Anthropocene
Teresa Lloro-Bidart

Less Than One But More Than Many: Anthropocene as Science Fiction and Scholarship-in-the-Making
Heather Swanson, Nils Bubandt, and Anna Tsing



ANDERSON, E. N., Caring for Place: Ecology, Ideology, and Emotion in Traditional Landscape Management
Sarah Townsend

ÁRNASON, Arnar, Nicolas ELLISON, Jo VERHUNST, and Andrew WHITEHOUSE, eds., Landscapes Beyond Land: Routes, Aesthetics, Narratives
Anna J. Willow

BARNARD, Timothy P., ed., Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore
Emily Stokes-Rees

BARTHEL-BOUCHIER, Diane, Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability
Katherine Hayes

FOOTE, Stephanie and Elizabeth MAZZOLINI, eds., Histories of the Dustheap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice
Peter C. Little

HAKANSSON, Thomas N. and Mats WIDGREN, eds., Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications
Tim Murtha

PERLMUTTER, David and Robert ROTHSTEIN, The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?
Kristen Krumhardt

RUPP, Stephanie, Forests of Belonging: Identities, Ethnicities, and Stereotypes in the Congo River Basin
Thomas Hendriks

SODIKOFF, Genese Marie, ed., The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death
Stephanie Friede

SWANSON, Drew A., A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South
Peter Benson

WILBER, Tom, Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
Gregorio Ortiz