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1. Approaching Political Ecology: Society, Nature, and Scale in Human--Environment Studies, Karl S. Zimmerer & Thomas J. Bassett

Part I. Protected Areas and Conservation

2. Balancing Conservation with Development in Marine-Dependent Communities: Is Ecotourism an Empty Promise?, Emily H. Young

3. Strategies for Authenticity and Space in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Peten, Guatemala, Juanita Sundberg

Part II. Urban and Industrial Environments

4. Toward a Political Ecology of Urban Environmental Risk: The Case of Guyana, Mark Pelling

5. Modernity and the Production of the Spanish Waterscape, 1890--1930, Erik Swyngedouw

Part III. Ecological Analysis and Theory in Resource Management and Conservation

6. The Ivorian Savannah: Global Narratives and Local Knowledge of Environmental Change, Thomas J. Bassett & Koli Bi Zueli

7. Environmental Zonation and Mountain Agriculture in Peru and Bolivia: Socioenvironmental Dynamics of Overlapping Patchworks and Agrobiodiversity Conservation, Karl S. Zimmerer

8. Environmental Science and Social Causation in the Analysis of Sahelian Pastoralism, Matthew Turner

Part IV. Geospatial Technologies and Knowledges

9. Fixed Categories in a Portable Landscape: The Causes and Consequences of Land Cover Categorization, Paul Robbins

10. GIS Representations of Nature, Political Ecology, and the Study of Land Use and Cover Change in South Africa, Brent McCusker & Daniel Weiner

Part V. North--South Environmental Histories

11. Material--Conceptual Landscape Transformation and the Emergence of the Pristine Myth in Early Colonial Mexico, Andrew Sluyter

12. The Production of Nature: Colonial Recasting of African Landscape in Serengeti National Park, Roderick P. Neumann

13. Agroenvironments and Slave Strategies in the Diffusion of Rice Culture to the Americas, Judith Carney

14. Future Directions in Political Ecology: Nature--Society Fusions and Scales of Interaction, Karl S. Zimmerer & Thomas J. Bassett



An illuminating and comprehensive volume of case studies in political ecology, edited by two of the field's most distinguished analysts. Addressing issues of politics, landscape, and representation, chapters examine topics ranging from urban waterscapes to mountain agriculture, from GIS and environmental science to ecotourism and slavery. The book provides a tour d'horizon of political ecology through its foundational discipline, geography. Useful for students, scholars, and practitioners, this will be an indispensable text for all readers interested in the biophysical and social forces that shape land use. - Susanna Hecht, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research

Zimmerer and Bassett have assembled an important set of classic and newer essays that emphasize the full integration of ecological process into political ecology. All the chapters take seriously the analysis of nature's agency in political ecology, enabling the authors to collectively 'push the envelope' of work in this dynamic field. While authors are primarily geographers, the volume also incorporates sociological and anthropological perspectives.......... this provocative book will be useful in classroom and research settings. It is sure to become an important, classic text for political ecologists of all stripes. - Nancy Lee Peluso, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

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