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Celebrate the Centennial of the US National Parks Service with a Free Chapter

Today is the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service! To celebrate, Berghahn Books has made the chapter “Unpacking Yellowstone: The American National Park in Global Perspective” from Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective freely available online until September 8, 2016. Click here to view this chapter!     CIVILIZING NATURE National Parks in… more...

Where the Grass Is Greener: The Case for Anthropology in an Age of Populist Sentiment

Richard Bargielski

In a presidential election year such as this, I as an American citizen am constantly inundated by the displays of political theater that have come to mark the quadrennial spectacle of our democracy: the conventions, photo ops, caricatures, impassioned speeches, and more. 2016 has been unique in that the specter of populism—which, to paraphrase Marx,… more...

The Art of Seeing: Grasping More-Than-Human Plant Worlds beyond Objectified “Nature”

The Art of Seeing: Grasping More-Than-Human Plant Worlds beyond Objectified “Nature”

Katja Neves

As a Gregory Bateson scholar, I have long been fascinated with the notion that art and science might complement one another in the effort to bring forth, understand, and represent the “wholeness” of our more-than-human worlds. Far from pantheistic, Bateson’s notion of wholeness refers to the complex, nonlinear, multiscale relationships by means of which organisms,… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Humans, Animals, and Health" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement," comes from Volume 4 (2013). Alex M. Nading discusses historical approaches to the question of how health brings human and nonhuman animals together, arguing that health is one terrin for developing a critical environmental analysis of the… more...

Nicole Peterson: Challenges for Urban Food Access in an Era of Big Data

Nicole Peterson: Challenges for Urban Food Access in an Era of Big Data

When standing in the middle of the transit hub in Charlotte, the noise of buses and passengers overwhelms the senses. Over twenty bays serve at least that many bus lines, and the roof amplifies brake sounds, honking, engine noises, and chatter. My students astutely suggested that interviews would be nearly impossible to record. But over… more...

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Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement

Authors: Alex M. Nading Volume 4, Number 1 (2013) Abstract: Medical and environmental social scientists have recently become interested in how health brings human and nonhuman animals together. This article discusses historical approaches to this question. It then explores applied disease ecology, which examines how anthropogenic landscape change leads to “disease emergence.” The article goes on to review two critical approaches to the question. Critics of biosecurity concern themselves with the ways in which animal and human lives are regulated in the context of “emerging diseases” such as avian influenza and foot and mo ... Read more

Tags: biopoliticsbiosecuritydisease ecologyemerging diseaseentanglementhealthhuman-animal studiesAlex Nading

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Volume 6, Number 1 (2015)

  1. The Anthropocene: A Critical Exploration [Free Download]

    Amelia Moore
  2. Anthropological Engagement with the Anthropocene: A Critical Review

    Hannah Gibson and Sita Venkateswar
  3. Beyond the Anthropocene: Un-Earthing an Epoch

    Valerie Olson and Lisa Messeri
  4. The Social Life of Blame in the Anthropocene

    Peter Rudiak-Gould
  5. The Mutable, the Mythical, and the Managerial: Raven Narratives and the Anthropocene

    Thomas F. Thornton and Patricia M. Thornton
  6. What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Biodiversity Conservation in the Anthropocene?

    George Holmes
  7. The Anthropocene Trading Zone: The New Conservation, Big Data Ecology, and the Valuation of Nature

    Lizzy Hare
  8. A Political Ecology of Education in/for the Anthropocene

    Teresa Lloro-Bidart
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    Heather Anne Swanson, Nils Bubandt, and Anna Tsing

 

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