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New Featured Article!: "Contradictions in Tourism" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Contradictions in Tourism: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix," comes from Volume 3 (2012). Robert Fletcher and Katja Neves review an interdisciplinary literature exploring the relationship between tourism and capitalism focused on ecotourism in particular. Visit the featured article page to… more...

Haiti Is Covered with Trees

Haiti Is Covered with Trees

Andrew Tarter

Haiti has been the unfortunate recipient of many an exaggerated moniker, including the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the Republic of NGOs, and the most deforested country in the Americas—to name just a few. Concerning this latter label, virtually every single popular media description, development narrative, and academic account addressing deforestation in Haiti over… more...

Superfoods: The Impacts of Marketing “Nutrient Powerhouses” on Edge-Dwellers

Superfoods: The Impacts of Marketing “Nutrient Powerhouses” on Edge-Dwellers

Amber Abrams

Superfoods and superfruits are terms we have increasingly become accustomed to. Although these terms are variably defined (click here, or here, or here), as their names suggests, these are foods that are marketed as being nutrient rich. In fact, one website touts these foods as “ancient abundant energy,” claiming that they provide the “planet’s best… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Mapping the Food Movement" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Mapping the Food Movement: Addressing Inequality and Neoliberalism," comes from Volume 2 (2011). Teresa Marie Mares and Alison Hope Alkon bring together academic literature tracing contemporary social movements centered on food, unpacking the discourses of local food, community food security, food justice, and food sovereignty.… more...

Can We Hear Them Now? Listening to Inuit Voices in Arctic Policy and Research

Can We Hear Them Now? Listening to Inuit Voices in Arctic Policy and Research

Megan Sheremata

Despite action in Paris, we still need to listen to Inuit peoples in climate change research to better inform decision-making in the years to come Arctic Indigenous peoples have thrived under some of the globe’s most extreme environmental conditions. Despite the dramatic impacts of climate change on the Canadian Arctic, which is occurring at twice… more...

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Contradictions in Tourism: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix

Authors: Robert Fletcher and Katja Neves Volume 3, Number 1 (2012) Abstract: This article reviews an interdisciplinary literature exploring the relationship between tourism and capitalism focused on ecotourism in particular. One of this literature’s most salient features is to highlight ecotourism’s function in employing capitalist mechanisms to address problems of capitalist development itself by attempting to resolve a series of contradictions intrinsic to the accumulation process, including: economic stagnation due to overaccumulation (time/space fix); growing inequality and social unrest (social fix); limitations on capi ... Read more

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