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Let’s Look at Work Is Working with the Environment

Gigi Burke

Before you read this article, please take a moment to answer these questions: What is the biggest problem with environmental sustainability? What possibilities exist for environmental sustainability that we have not thought of yet? What did you notice about your feelings or thoughts as you answered these questions? Keep this in mind as you read… more...

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New Featured Article!: "The Promise of Solutions" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "The Promise of Solutions from Increasing Diversity in Ways of Knowing: Educational Lessons from Meteorology, Ethnobotany, and Systems Ecology," comes from Volume 5 (2014). Amy Freitag demonstrates how systems of ecology, ethnobotany, and meteorology increase problem solving by legitimizing different ways of knowing. Visit… more...

New Issue of Environment and Society!

Berghahn Journals is pleased to announce that the latest volume of Environment and Society has recently published and is available online at its new home, www.berghahnjournals.com/environment-and-society. This volume, guested edited by Kay E. Lewis-Jones, revolves around the theme of "People and Plants," as "recent research on plants ... is now expanding our appreciation both of the… more...

Studying African Floodplains as Coupled Systems

Studying African Floodplains as Coupled Systems

Mark Moritz

“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.” — Gregory Bateson The quote from Gregory Bateson, from the documentary Ecology of Mind (2011) that Nora Bateson made about her father, captures one of the key themes in his work: the way we… more...

Cultivating an Outer Space Ecology: Introducing the On-Orbit Gardener

Cultivating an Outer Space Ecology: Introducing the On-Orbit Gardener

Melanie Ford

Part of a series commissioned in 2009 by NASA for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center, the “Farmers Wanted” poster above is only one of many advertising for humanity’s resettlement on Mars. The series, Mars Explorers Wanted, includes other posters with text such as “We Need You”—an astronautical replica of Uncle Sam and the… more...

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The Promise of Solutions from Increasing Diversity in Ways of Knowing: Educational Lessons from Meteorology, Ethnobotany, and Systems Ecology

Author: Amy Freitag Volume 5, Number 1 (2014) Abstract: The number of terms used for historically unrepresented types of knowledge in environmental management is large and growing. The emphasis on these “new” perspectives reflects a shift in how society values different ways of knowing. A primary reason behind this recognition of value is that fresh perspectives off er new problem framings, approaches to solutions, and linkages to other issues. Successes in collaborating across multiple knowledge domains have yielded new medicines, culturally appropriate regulations, and a better understanding of ecological dynamics, among others. ... Read more

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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

 

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