Sustaining Natures: An Environmental Anthropology Reader
Published by: University of Washington Press
Imprint: University of Washington Press
Sales Date: 2023-07-14
Published: July 2023
400 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 19 b&w illus.
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Environmental anthropology is at its best when firmly grounded in respectful and systematic ethnographic research and writing that spotlights uncommon perspectives on widely recognized issues confronting the world. Intentionally crafted for undergraduate course use in anthropology, geography, and environmental studies, Sustaining Natures showcases the best contemporary writing on nature and sustainability. With concise introductions and sample discussion questions, the editors guide readers through some of the field?s most pressing themes and debates, including farming, alternative energy, extractive industries, environmental justice, multispecies relationships, and urban ecology. This timely reader foregrounds diverse voices, views, and experiences of nature, from US corporate boardrooms to urban waste disposal sites in China, and moves environmental anthropology in new theoretical, methodological, and applied terrains.
Sarah R. Osterhoudt and K. Sivaramakrishnan?
FARMING AND FOOD?
1 . THE FARMING OF TRUST: ORGANIC CERTIFICATION AND THE LIMITS OF TRANSPARENCY IN UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
Shaila Seshia Galvin?
2 . A "QUEER-LOOKING COMPOUND": RACE, ABJECTION, AND THE POLITICS OF HAWAIIAN POI
Hi'ilei Julia Hobart?
3 . HOW THE GRASS BECAME GREENER IN THE CITY: ON URBAN IMAGININGS AND PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN SWEDEN
4 . CIRCULARITY AND ENCLOSURES: METABOLIZING WASTE WITH THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY
ENERGY AND ENERGY ALTERNATIVES?
5 . LANDSCAPES OF POWER: RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTIVISM IN DINÉ BIKÉYAH
Dana E. Powell and Dáilan J. Long?
6 . DECOLONIZING ENERGY: BLACK LIVES MATTER AND TECHNOSCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE AMID SOLAR TRANSITIONS
7 . "THE GOAT THAT DIED FOR FAMILY": ANIMAL SACRIFICE AND INTERSPECIES KINSHIP IN INDIA'S CENTRAL HIMALAYAS
8 . PASSIVE FLORA? RECONSIDERING NATURE'S AGENCY THROUGH HUMAN-PLANT STUDIES
John Charles Ryan
CLIMATE, LANDSCAPE, AND IDENTITY
9 . IMAGINING THE ORDINARY IN PARTICIPATORY CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Sarah E. Vaughn
10. WHAT THE SANDS REMEMBER
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS