New Featured Article!

“Extractive Conservation: Peasant Agroecological Systems as New Frontiers of Exploitation?”

October 30, 2018

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Extractive Conservation: Peasant Agroecological Systems as New Frontiers of Exploitation?”—comes from Volume 7 (2016). In their article, Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert and Peter Clausing analyze to what extent conservation has become an inherent element of extraction. They scrutinize the Land Sparing versus Land Sharing debate by explicitly incorporating environmental justice issues of access to land and natural resources and contend that dominant conservation regimes, embedded within Land Sparing, legitimize the displacement of local people and their land use to compensate for distant, unsustainable resource use.

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“Agroecology and Radical Grassroots Movements’ Evolving Moral Economies”

October 4, 2017

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Agroecology and Radical Grassroots Movements’ Evolving Moral Economies”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, David Meek focuses on the role of agroecology in rural proletarian social movements, drawing on a case study of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement, one of the most vocal agroecological social movements.

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“Food Sovereignty”

June 9, 2017

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Food Sovereignty: A New Rights Framework for Food and Nature?”—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In her article, Hannah Wittman reviews the origins of the concept of food sovereignty and its theoretical and methodological development as an alternative approach to food security, building on a growing interdisciplinary literature on food sovereignty in the social and agroecological sciences.

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