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The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—"Explorations in Ethnoelephantology: Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections between Asian Elephants and Humans"—comes from Volume 4 (2013). In his article, Piers Locke charts the emergence of an interdisciplinary research program and discursive space for human-elephant intersections under the rubric of ethnoelephantology Visit the featured article page to… more...

A Political Ecology of Ohio’s Opiate Crisis

A Political Ecology of Ohio’s Opiate Crisis

Richard Bargielski

“After moving here to the east side of town, after living on the west side my whole life, I had really really bad dizzy spells, which I was admitted for time after time, and which they called it Pot’s disease, where the blood pressure bottoms out. But I was never sick … I don’t remember… more...

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New Featured Article!: "From a Blind Spot to a Nexus"

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—"From a Blind Spot to a Nexus: Building on Existing Trends in Knowledge Production to Study the Copresence of Ecotourism and Extraction"—comes from Volume 3 (2012). In her article, Veronica Davidov investigates how instances of copresence between ecotourism and resource extraction are marginalized in literature about ecotourism… more...

Can Markets Save Agricultural Diversity?: Quinoa as a Case Study

Can Markets Save Agricultural Diversity?: Quinoa as a Case Study

Emma McDonell

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Explorations in Ethnoelephantology: Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections between Asian Elephants and Humans

Author: Piers Locke Volume 4, Number 1 (2013) Abstract: Humans and elephants have lived together and shared space together in diverse ways for millennia. The intersections between these thinking and feeling species have been differently explored, for different reasons, by disciplines across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Such disciplinary divisions, predicated on oppositions of human-animal and nature-culture, are integral to the configuration of modernist thought. However, posthumanist and biocultural thinking questions the underlying epistemological conventions, thereby opening up interdisciplinary possibilities for h ... Read more

Tags: captive elephant managementelephant conservationelephant welfareethnoelephantologyethnoprimatologyhuman-elephant relationsmore-than-human geographymultispecies ethnographyPiers Locke

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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
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    Ariela Zycherman
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