Environment and Society

Advances in Research

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

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 7: Plants and Peoples

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 5, 2014

Introduction: Nature and Knowledge—Contemporary Ecologies of Value
Patrick Gallagher and Danielle DiNovelli-Lang


Transforming Participatory Science into Socioecological Praxis: Valuing Marginalized Environmental Knowledges in the Face of the Neoliberalization of Nature and Science
Brian J. Burke and Nik Heynen

The Promise of Solutions from Increasing Diversity in Ways of Knowing: Educational Lessons from Meteorology, Ethnobotany, and Systems Ecology
Amy Freitag

Agroecology and Radical Grassroots Movements’ Evolving Moral Economies
David Meek

Valuing and Evaluating Marine Ecosystem Services: Putting the Right Price on Marine Environments?
Julian Clifton, Leanne C. Cullen-Unsworth, and Richard K. F. Unsworth

Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation
Steffen Dalsgaard

Making Up for Lost Nature? A Critical Review of the International Development of Voluntary Biodiversity Offsets
Sarah Benabou

The Afterlives of Degraded Tropical Forests: New Value for Conservation and Development
Jenny E. Goldstein


ALKON, Alison Hope, Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy
Sarah Lyon

CORMIER, Loretta, The Ten-Thousand Year Fever: Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias
Mary Kelaita

DOBSON, Andrew, Kezia BARKER, and Sarah TAYLOR, Biosecurity: The Sociopolitics of Invasive Species and Infectious Disease
Celia Lowe

FOWLER, Cynthia, Ignition Stories: Indigenous Fire Ecology in the Indo-Australian Monsoon Zone
L. Jen Shaffer

HUBER, Matthew T., Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital
Christopher Cox

KANE, Stephanie, Where the Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water
Constanza Ocampo-Raeder

KILCUP, Karen, Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781–1924
James Finley

KRUPAR, Shiloh R., Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste
Barbara Rose Johnston

MORTON, Timothy, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World
Amelia Fiske

NAGY, Kelsi, and Phillip David JOHNSON II, eds., Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature’s Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species
Alex Blanchette

REECE, Erik, and James J. KRUPA, The Embattled Wilderness: The Natural and Human History of Robinson Forest and the Fight for Its Future
Julie A. Shepherd-Powell

ROSTAIN, Stéphen, Islands in the Rainforest: Landscape Management in Pre-Columbian Amazonia
Peter Stahl

SIEBERT, Stephen F., The Nature and Culture of Rattan: Reflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia
Christopher Jarrett

SODIKOFF, Genese Marie, Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere
Amber R. Huff