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Environment and Society

Advances in Research

Aims & Scope

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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 9: Indigenous Resurgence, Decolonization, and Movements for Environmental Justice

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 7, 2016

Introduction: People and Plants
Kay E. Lewis-Jones


Placing Plants in Territory
Sarah Besky and Jonathan Padwe

Boundary Plants, the Social Production of Space, and Vegetative Agency in Agrarian Societies
Michael Sheridan

Extractive Conservation: Peasant Agroecological Systems as New Frontiers of Exploitation?
Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert and Peter Clausing

Cultures of Soy and Cattle in the Context of Reduced Deforestation and Agricultural Intensification in the Brazilian Amazon
Ariela Zycherman

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The Social Worlds of Wheat
Jessica Barnes

Humans, Plants, and Networks: A Critical Review
Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur



TSING, Anna Lowenhaupt. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Karen Hébert

BIGGS, Reinette, Maja SCHÜLLER, and Michael L. SCHOON. Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems
Joshua Mullenite

HELM, Dieter. Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet
Alka Sabharwal

KIRSCH, Stuart. Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics
David Kneas

KRÜGER, Fred, Greg BANKOFF, Terry CANNON, Benedikt ORLOWSKI, and E. Lisa F. SCHIPPER, eds. Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction
Irena Leisbet Ceridwen Connon

MCGREGOR, James H. S. Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present
Peter van Dommelen

MOORE, Jason. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
Cameron Hu

PIPER, Karen. The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
Brittney Hammons

SCHNEIDER-MAYERSON, Matthew. Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture
Natasha Zaretsky

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