Environment and Society

Advances in Research

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Volume 6: The Anthropocene

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: Environment, Anthropology, Sociology


Volume 4, 2013

Introduction: Human-Animal Relations
Rebecca Feinberg, Patrick Nason, and Hamsini Sridharan


Animals, Plants, People, and Things: A Review of Multispecies Ethnography
Laura Ogden, Billy Hall, and Kimiko Tanita

From Gender to Multispecies Ethnography in Melanesian Anthropology
Katharina Schneider

Untangling Introduced and Invasive Animals
Crystal Fortwangler

Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement
Alex Nading

Explorations in Ethnoelephantology: Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections between Asian Elephants and Humans
Piers Locke

Flagships or Battleships: Deconstructing the Relationship between Social Conflict and Conservation Flagship Species
Leo Douglas and Diogo Veríssimo

Archaeology and Animal Persons: Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations
Erica Hill

The Return of the Animal: Posthumanism, Indigeneity, and Anthropology
Danielle DiNovelli-Lang