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Earth Day

earth dayEach year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. The very first Earth day celebration brought 20 million Americans to the streets to peacefully demonstrate for environmental protection. For more information and schedule of events please visit www.earthday.org.

We’re also offering a 25% discount off all Environmental Studies titles by using the promo code ED19, also available through April 29, 2019.


In celebration of Earth Day, we are delighted to offer full FREE access to three of our relevant journals (Environment and Society, Nature and Culture, and Regions and Cohesion) until 4/29. View details below.


 

Environment in History: International Perspectives Series

Published in association with the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), and the Rachel Carson Center (RCC)

The relationship between human society and the natural world is being studied with increased urgency and interest. Investigating this relationship from historical, cultural, and political perspectives, the monographs and collected volumes in this series showcase high-quality research in environmental history and cognate disciplines in the social and natural sciences. The series strives to bridge both national and disciplinary divides, with a particular emphasis on European, transnational, and comparative research.

 

Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000Volume 17 Forthcoming in August

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000
Edited by Ernst Homburg and Elisabeth Vaupel

 

“These very rich investigations into the history of poison, hazard and regulation contain new insights and empirical findings. Hazardous Chemicals is a very substantial addition to the literature in the field.” • Carsten Reinhardt, University of Bielefield

 

Planning for the Planet: Environmental Expertise and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1960–1980Volume 16 Forthcoming in July

PLANNING FOR THE PLANET
Environmental Expertise and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1960–1980
Simone Schleper

 

“Planning for the Planet gives an excellent account of the intricate political relations and negotiations of organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. I very much enjoyed reading this book.” Sabine Hoehler, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

Changes in the Air: Hurricanes in New Orleans from 1718 to the PresentVolume 15

CHANGES IN THE AIR
Hurricanes in New Orleans from 1718 to the Present
Eleonora Rohland

 

“As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, this book would be a great read for the history enthusiast, or anyone wanting to better understand the social, political, and technical ways in which the Crescent City has endured for more than 300 years.”Choice

Read Introduction: Hurricane Katrina and the Future of the Past

 

Volume 11 New in Paperback

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century
Edited by Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer

 

This volume is the first to comprehensively explore the environmental activities of professional communities, NGOs, regional bodies, the United Nations, and other international organizations during the twentieth century. It follows their efforts to shape debates about environmental degradation, develop binding intergovernmental commitments, and—following the seminal 1972 Conference on the Human Environment—implement and enforce actual international policies.

Read Introduction: International Organizations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century

For a full selection of titles in the series please visit series webpage.

 

Global Sustainability and Communities of PracticeGLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Edited by Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck

 

“An interesting and consistently well-written book. Academics and researchers working on sustainability issues from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and other social sciences will find this book a worthwhile read, particularly for research grounded in the case study approach.”Choice

Read Introduction: Towards Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

 

 

Island Historical Ecology: Socionatural Landscapes of the Eastern and Southern CaribbeanISLAND HISTORICAL ECOLOGY
Socionatural Landscapes of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean
Edited by Peter E. Siegel

 

“This highly important and most interesting book represents a valuable source of primary data on the historical ecology of the West Indies.” · Andrzej Antczak, Leiden University

In the first book-length treatise on historical ecology of the West Indies, Island Historical Ecology addresses Caribbean island ecologies from the perspective of social and cultural interventions over approximately eight millennia of human occupations.

 

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CONTEXTUALIZING DISASTER
Edited by Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller

NEW SERIES: Volume 1, Catastrophes in Context

 

Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent “highly visible” disasters and several slow-burning, “hidden,” crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills, and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media as unique, exceptional, newsworthy events, it is a mistake to think of disasters as isolated or discrete occurrences. Rather, building on insights developed by political ecologists, this book makes a compelling argument for understanding disasters as transnational and global phenomena.

Read Introduction

 


Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology Series

Interest in environmental anthropology and ethnobiological knowledge has grown steadily in recent years, reflecting national and international concern about the environment and developing research priorities. `Studies in Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology’ is an international series based at the University of Kent at Canterbury. It is a vehicle for publishing up-to-date monographs and edited works on particular issues, themes, places or peoples which focus on the interrelationship between society, culture and the environment.

 

At Home on the Waves: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to TodayVolume 24

AT HOME ON THE WAVES
Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today
Edited by Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson

Contemporary public discourses about the ocean are routinely characterized by scientific and environmentalist narratives that imagine and idealize marine spaces in which humans are absent. In contrast, this collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it.

Read Introduction: At Sea in the Twenty-First Century

 

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers: Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in GuyanaVolume 23

EDGES, FRINGES, FRONTIERS
Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana
Thomas B. Henfrey

 

Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience in indigenous resource use.

Read Chapter 1. Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

 

Volume 22 Forthcoming in Paperback

INDIGENEITY AND THE SACRED
Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas
Edited by Fausto Sarmiento and Sarah Hitchner

 

This book presents current research in the political ecology of indigenous revival and its role in nature conservation in critical areas in the Americas. An important contribution to evolving studies on conservation of sacred natural sites (SNS), the book elucidates the complexity of development scenarios within cultural landscapes related to the appropriation of rurality, environmental change in indigenous territories, and new conservation management schemes.

Read Introduction

 

For a full selection of titles in the series please visit series webpage.

Berghahn Journals

To mark this year’s Earth Day, Berghahn Journals is offering special access to relevant journals with hope that this will contribute to the overall discussion of the environment, climate, and sustainability. Content is exclusively for the user’s individual, personal, non-commercial use. To access, use code ED19View redemption instructions.

 

Full Access Available Until April 29!

Environment and Society
Advances in Research

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.

 

 

 

Nature and Culture

Nature and Culture is a forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, nation-states have with Nature.

The mission of the journal is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mind-sets toward broader syntheses that encompass time, space and structures in understanding the Nature-Culture relationship. The Journal furthermore provides an outlet for the identification of knowledge gaps in our understanding of this relationship.

 

 

Regions and Cohesion
Regiones y Cohesión / Régions et Cohésion

Regions and Cohesion is a needed platform for academics and practitioners alike to disseminate both empirical research and normative analysis of topics related to human and environmental security, social cohesion, and governance. It covers themes, such as the management of strategic resources, environment and society, social risk and marginalization, disasters and policy responses, violence, war and urban security, the quality of democracy, development, public health, immigration, human rights, organized crime, and cross-border human security.

 

 


View relevant articles from our Open Access Journal, Anthropology in Action.

Articles include:

* Participation, Process and Partnerships: Climate Change and Long-term Stakeholder EngagementAIA cover_final
* Spaces for Transdisciplinary Dialogues on the Relationship between Local Communities and Their Environments: The Case of a Rural Community in  the Calchaqui­ Valley (Salta, Argentina)
* Local Trade and Exchange/Employment Systems (LETS) in Future Eco-sustainable Societies
* Inventing Eco-Cycle: A Social Enterprise Approach to Sustainability Education
* Changes in the Weather: A Sri Lankan Village Case Study

 

Be sure to check out our blog, EnviroSociety, which provides insights into contemporary socio-ecological issues with posts from top scholars in the social sciences that engage readers interested in current environmental topics. See more at www.envirosociety.org