New Featured Article!

“From a Blind Spot to a Nexus”

July 19, 2017

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 and extraction, constituting a “blind spot” in academic literature.

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Entrance from Q’eqchi Maya village of Conejo, Belize, to the country’s second largest national park. SATIIM (Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management) works to protect the park from threats such as oil drilling and overharvesting of trees like rosewood (photograph by the Advocacy Project, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

VERONICA DAVIDOV is assistant professor and graduate program director of anthropology at Monmouth University. Her research interests include the production of normative and contested discourses of nature and human-nature relations, the transformation of nature into natural resources, the impact of globalization and “development” (including “sustainable development”) on indigenous cultures, and indigenous ethnoecology. She has done long-term fieldwork in Ecuador since 2002 and has also worked on a project in northern Russia.

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