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Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World - Globalization and the Environment (Hardback)
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Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World - Globalization and the Environment (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 17/10/2004
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James Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment-not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans, and the social and cultural contexts. The authors consider the impact of local events with detailed analyses, but also evaluate the political-economic forces that operate at regional and global levels. This book will be an excellent resource for policy-makers, researchers and instructors in environmental use and conservation, anthropology, geography, and political ecology.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759105621
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 235 x 163 x 19 mm


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Attentive to both thick description and general processes, exploring and critically engaging with the concepts of the local and the global, Confronting Environments represents an important moment in the revival and rethinking of environmental anthropology. Situating themselves at different ethnographic sites, the authors disentangle the 'environment' as well as the politics and abstractions frequently used to represent it. This book is to be recommended for environmentalists and students of human-environmental relations. It is a timely project, given the urgency of environmental problems and our failures to adequately act and to understand. -- Gisli Palsson, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Oddi, University of Iceland
By critically examining the role of the local and global within the lived experiences of the enviroment, this collection is a valuable addition to the debated on enviromental understanding in the social sciences. * Social Anthropology *
This book is a very useful contribution to the broader literature on human-environment interactions....Useful for students and researchers from many disciplines beyond anthropology. * Journal Of The Royal Anthropological Institute *
Recommended. * CHOICE *

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