Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements

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Richard Peet, Michael Watts
Psychology Press, 2004 - Nature - 444 pages
At the beginning of the 21st century, the environment and the future of development continue to be issues of crucial importance. Most explanations of environmental crisis emphasize the role of population growth, thus focusing their attention on the poor. By comparison, Liberation Ecologies elaborates a political-economic explanation drawing from the most recent advances in social theory. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent changes in debates over the real definitions of 'development' and 'environment', and contains nine completely new chapters.
 

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Nice book to read. It deals with the politics of environment from stockholm to rio with new ecological problems and global ecological politics. must read for everyone interested in the debate.
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Contents

Liberating political ecology
3
The political ecology of famine the origins of the Third World
48
Invisible forests the political ecology of forest resurgence in El Salvador
64
Discourse and practice
105
Environmental discourses on soil degradation in Bolivia sustainability and the search for socioenvironmental middle ground
107
Purity and pollution racial degradation and environmental anxieties
125
Ecogovernmentality and other transnational practices of a green World Bank
166
Institutions and governance
193
Conflict and struggle
271
Violent environments petroleum conflict and the political ecology of rule in the Niger Delta Nigeria
273
Gender and class power in agroforestry systems case studies from Indonesia and West Africa
299
Gender conflict in Gambian Wetlands
316
Movement
337
Environment indigeneity and transnationalism
339
From Chipko to Uttaranchal the environment of protest and development in the Indian Himalaya
371
Movements and modernizations markets and municipalities indigenous federations in rural Ecuador
394

Naturestateterritory toward a critical theorization of conservation enclosures
195
Water markets and embedded institutions in Western India
218
Transnation environments ecological and social challenges to postsocialist industrial development
244
Industrial pollution and social movements in Thailand
422
Index
439
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Michael Watts is Director of the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography, Clark University, Massachusetts.

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