Political Ecology: An Integrative Approach to Geography and Environment-development Studies

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Karl S. Zimmerer, Thomas J. Bassett
Guilford Press, Sep 24, 2003 - Science - 310 pages
This volume offers a unique, integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global North and South. Twelve carefully selected case studies demonstrate how contemporary geographical theories and methods can contribute to understanding key environment-and-development issues and working toward effective policies. Topics addressed include water and biodiversity resources, urban and national resource planning, scientific concepts of resource management, and ideas of nature and conservation in the context of globalization. Giving particular attention to evolving conceptions of nature-society interaction and geographical scale, an introduction and conclusion by the editors provide a clear analytical focus for the volume and summarize important developments and debates in the field.
 

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Contents

Approaching Political Ecology Society Nature and Scale in HumanEnvironment Studies
1
Protected Areas and Conservation
27
Balancing Conservation with Development in MarineDependent Communities Is Ecotourism an Empty Promise?
29
Strategies for Authenticity and Space in the Maya Biosphere Reserve Peten Guatemala
50
Urban and Industrial Environments
71
Toward a Political Ecology of Urban Environmental Risk The Case of Guyana
73
Modernity and the Production of the Spanish Waterscape 18901930
94
Ecological Analysis and Theory in Resource Management and Conservation
113
Fixed Categories in a Portable Landscape The Causes and Consequences of Land Cover Categorization
181
GIS Representations of Nature Political Ecology and the Study of Land Use and Land Cover Change in South Africa
201
NorthSouth Environmental Histories
219
MaterialConceptual Landscape Transformation and the Emergence of the Pristine Myth in Early Colonial Mexico
221
The Production of Nature Colonial Recasting of the African Landscape in Serengeti National Park
240
Agroenvironments and Slave Strategies in the Diffusion of Rice Culture to the Americas
256
Future Directions in Political Ecology NatureSociety Fusions and Scales of Interaction
274
Index
297

The Ivorian Savanna Global Narratives and Local Knowledge of Environmental Change
115
Environmental Zonation and Mountain Agriculture in Peru and Bolivia Socioenvironmental Dynamics of Overlapping Patchworks and Agrobiodiver...
137
Environmental Science and Social Causation in the Analysis of Sahelian Pastoralism
159
Geospatial Technologies and Knowledges
179
About the Editors
307
Contributors
309
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