Political Ecology

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470657324
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Political ecology is a field that seeks to make sustainable outcomes more possible and imaginable, but also to critique and undermine the foundations of environmental injustice and destruction - from the wetland shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the forests of India to the slums of Tijuana and the suburbs of Arizona. Written in clear and straightforward language and fully updated in the light of recent events, this new edition of Political Ecology presents the core concepts, central thinkers, and key works of a fast-growing and highly eclectic field. Using urban and rural examples from both the developed and underdeveloped world, the book provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future. With study boxes, a range of illustrations, and new material throughout, this second edition argues that this urgent field, though chaotically diverse, is unified by a loose community of practice and by a certain kind of text, writing, and argument.

Environment and Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

Zur Aktualit t von Bruno Latour

Author: Lars Gertenbach
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353118895X
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Bruno Latour gehört zu den schillerndsten Theoretikern der zeitgenössischen Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften. In seinen Büchern wie "Die Hoffnung der Pandora", "Wir sind nie modern gewesen" oder "Das Parlament der Dinge" erarbeitet er einen Ansatz, der eine radikal neue Sicht auf Gesellschaft erzwingt und den wissenschaftlichen Diskurs nachhaltig irritiert hat. Seine zuletzt erschienene "Einführung in die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie" öffnet den Blick für eine »neue Soziologie«, in der das sozialtheoretische Standardvokabular (Akteur, Handlung, Gesellschaft, Konstruktion) eine fundamentale Verwandlung erfährt.

Environmental Uncertainty and Local Knowledge

Author: Anna-Katharina Hornidge
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383941959X
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Southeast Asia is a laboratory showing current worldwide ecological issues. Environmental change, natural resource exploitation as well as global climate change increasingly threaten people's livelihoods. Environmentally-based uncertainties foster a high level of knowledge uncertainty. This poses a constantly growing threat to agricultural production. Vulnerable communities with a low degree of resilience are most severely affected. But local communities have abilities to innovate and develop locally embedded coping strategies. The contributors of this volume are most interested in environmental change that fosters knowledge uncertainties. Regions discussed include the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Moluccas, Central Kalimantan, West Sumatra and South Sulawesi in Indonesia and Tangail Region in Bangladesh.

A Comparative Political Ecology of Exurbia

Author: Laura E. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319294628
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This book is about politics and planning outside of cities, where urban political economy and planning theories do not account for the resilience of places that are no longer rural and where local communities work hard to keep from ever becoming urban. By examining exurbia as a type of place that is no longer simply rural or only tied to the economies of global resources (e.g., mining, forestry, and agriculture), we explore how changing landscapes are planned and designed not to be urban, that is, to look, function, and feel different from cities and suburbs in spite of new home development and real estate speculation. The book’s authors contend that exurbia is defined by the persistence of rural economies, the conservation of rural character, and protection of natural ecological systems, all of which are critical components of the contentious local politics that seek to limit growth. Comparative political ecology is used as an organizing concept throughout the book to describe the nature of exurban areas in the U.S. and Australia, although exurbs are common to many countries. The essays each describe distinctive case studies, with each chapter using the key concepts of competing rural capitalisms and uneven environmental management to describe the politics of exurban change. This systematic analysis makes the processes of exurban change easier to see and understand. Based on these case studies, seven characteristics of exurban places are identified: rural character, access, local economic change, ideologies of nature, changes in land management, coalition-building, and land-use planning. This book will be of interest to those who study planning, conservation, and land development issues, especially in areas of high natural amenity or environmental value. There is no political ecology book quite like this—neither one solely focused on cases from the developed world (in this case the United States and Australia), nor one that specifically harnesses different case studies from multiple areas to develop a central organizing perspective of landscape change.

Einf hrung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Martin Sexl
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825225275
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Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.

Der Malayische Archipel Die Heimat des Orang Utan und des Paradiesvogels Band 1

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de
ISBN: 3944309103
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Dies ist der erste Band des Reiseberichtes des britischen Naturforschers Alfred Russel Wallace. Er unternahm in den Jahren 1854 bis 1862 im südlichen Malaiischen Archipel eine ausführliche Forschungsreise und legte dabei rund 20.000 Kilometer zurück. Dieses Buch enthält seinen Bericht und seine Forschungsergebnisse dieser Reise in der Übersetzung des deutschen Zoologen Adolf Bernhard Meyer aus dem Jahr 1869. Es wird als eines der wichtigsten und einflussreichsten Bücher über die Inselwelt in Südostasien angesehen und erscheint hier erstmals als E-Book. Wallace liefert neben den naturwissenschaftlichen Beschreibungen der gefundenen Pflanzen und Tiere eine Fülle von Beobachtungen der Einheimischen, ihrer Sprachen, ihrer Art zu leben und ihrer sozialen Organisation. Er berichtet über die Verbreitung der verschiedenen Arten, die er beobachtete, und ihre naturgeschichtliche Bedeutung, begründet auf der biologischen und geologischen Geschichte dieser Region. Er berichtet ebenfalls über einige seiner persönlichen Erlebnisse während dieser Reise, sowie über die Begegnungen mit Personen dieser Zeit. So trifft er Thomas Stamford Raffles, den Gründer der Stadt Singapur, James Brooke, den ersten der Weißen Rajahs von Sarawak und dessen Neffen Charles Johnson Brooke. Die Rechtschreibung dieses Buches wurde vollständig modernisiert. Heute unverständliche und veraltete Worte wurden ersetzt. Der zweite Band dieses Werkes ist ebenfalls als E-Book verfügbar.