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Some Chemical and More-Than-Human Transformations of Sugar/Energy

Some Chemical and More-Than-Human Transformations of Sugar/Energy

Katie Ulrich

Oblivious, or maybe not, to a warming planet and intense global discourse around renewable bioeconomy futures, a tiny sugar molecule one day is synthesized and then makes its way into a cell wall of a sugarcane plant in the southern region of Brazil. This is not the type of sugar that would be found on… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Food Sovereignty"

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—"Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature?"—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In her article, Hannah Wittman reviews the origins of the concept of food sovereignty and its theoretical and methodological development as an alternative approach to food security, building on a… more...

Can We Have a Moment, Please?: The Potential of Multiple Perspectives on Beekeeping and Pollinators

Can We Have a Moment, Please?: The Potential of Multiple Perspectives on Beekeeping and Pollinators

Daksha Madhu Rajagopalan and Emily Elsner (Adams)

A Mini Research Moment: Social Science and Pollinator Declines Honey bees and pollinators have been a core environmental news item in the English-speaking media for the past five to eight years: dying of mysterious illnesses, affected by pesticides, and as generally responsible for the production of many fruits and vegetables on which we rely. Honey… more...

Bears Ears: In Defense of Public Lands

Bears Ears: In Defense of Public Lands

Jerry K. Jacka

bears ears |berz irz| (noun) def. (1) the organs of hearing in a bear; (2) a geological feature over 8,700 feet tall consisting of two sandstone buttes in southeastern Utah; (3) a prominent landmark featured in the sacred geography of several Native American tribes in the Four Corners region of the United States; (4) the… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Climate Changing Small Islands"

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Climate Changing Small Islands: Considering Social Science and the Production of Island Vulnerability and Opportunity," comes from Volume 1 (2010). In her article, Amelia Moore argues that climate change has influenced the way in which small island nations are viewed and understood by the… more...

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Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature?

Author: Hannah Wittman Volume 2, Number 1 (2011) Abstract: Food sovereignty, as a critical alternative to the concept of food security, is broadly defined as the right of local peoples to control their own food systems, including markets, ecological resources, food cultures, and production modes. This article reviews the origins of the concept of food sovereignty and its theoretical and methodological development as an alternative approach to food security, building on a growing interdisciplinary literature on food sovereignty in the social and agroecological sciences. Specific elements of food sovereignty examined include food regime ... Read more

Tags: agrarian citizenshipagroecologyfood regimesfood securityfood sovereignty right to foodHannah Wittman

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Volume 7, Number 1 (2016)

  1. Introduction: People and Plants [Free to all readers!]

    Kay E. Lewis-Jones
  2. Placing Plants in Territory

    Sarah Besky and Jonathan Padwe
  3. Boundary Plants, the Social Production of Space, and Vegetative Agency in Agrarian Societies

    Michael Sheridan
  4. Extractive Conservation: Peasant Agroecological Systems as New Frontiers of Exploitation?

    Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert and Peter Clausing
  5. Cultures of Soy and Cattle in the Context of Reduced Deforestation and Agricultural Intensification in the Brazilian Amazon

    Ariela Zycherman
  6. Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The Social Worlds of Wheat

    Jessica Barnes
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    Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

 

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