Latest from the Blog

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...

New Featured Article!:

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...

Mauritian Energyscapes: Compromise and Contestation

Mauritian Energyscapes: Compromise and Contestation

Jessica Caporusso

“I went there. You don’t want to go, trust me. You can’t breathe. [There’s a] heavy smell of petrol in the air that can't be good.” In the early morning hours of 21 June 2016, disaster struck just off the shoreline of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. MV Benita, a Liberian bulk carrier… more...

Interview with Keely Maxwell, General Anthropologist for the EPA

Interview with Keely Maxwell, General Anthropologist for the EPA

Veronica Davidov

This post is presented in this week’s series recognizing Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Keely Maxwell is an environmental anthropologist. She develops and applies interdisciplinary research to environmental problem solving. Keely has conducted research in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, Peru, and now works on community resilience. She is a former American Association for the Advancement… more...

Anthropology, Social Science, and the March for Science

Anthropology, Social Science, and the March for Science

Andrew Tarter

This post is presented in this week’s series recognizing Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Anthropology has an unusual relationship with science. As scientist and anthropologist H. Russell Bernard points out in the preamble to his now-canonized Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches: With one foot planted squarely in the humanities and the other in… more...

The Journal

Featured Article

Climate Changing Small Islands: Considering Social Science and the Production of Island Vulnerability and Opportunity

Authors: Amelia Moore Volume 1, Number 1 (2010) Abstract: This article argues that climate change has influenced the way in which small island nations are viewed and understood by the international climate community. Climate change has become an internationally recognized and specific language of vulnerability that is deployed in requests for international aid to fund adaptation and mitigation measures in some small islands, for population relocation plans and human rights advocacy in other islands, and for overhauling the ‘tourism product’ and creating new markets for travel in others. Vulnerability is a powerful idiom, especiall ... Read more

Tags: Bahamasclimate changedevelopmentsmall islandssocial sciencetourism vulnerability

Download PDF

Download PDF

Current Issue

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
  7. Humans, Plants, and Networks: A Critical Review

    Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

 

Bookshop

Volume 7, Number 1 (2016)

Volume 6, Number 1 (2015)

Volume 5, Number 1 (2014)

Volume 4, Number 1 (2013)

Volume 3, Number 1 (2012)

Volume 2, Number 1 (2011)

Volume 1, Number 1 (2010)

 

Past Issues

Volume 6, Number 1 (2015)

Volume 5, Number 1 (2014)

Volume 4, Number 1 (2013)

Volume 3, Number 1 (2012)

Volume 2, Number 1 (2011)

Volume 1, Number 1 (2010)