Content Index

The authors analyze perspectives of conservation professionals on the neoliberalization of ecosystem services, through a survey conducted with a group of conservationists based in Cambridge, England.

Drawing on Continental theory and various cultural objects, On an Ungrounded Earth constructs an eclectic geosophy describing Earth as a dynamic engine materially invading and upsetting our attempts to reduce it to merely the ground beneath our feet.

The authors provide an empirical study of the conservation strategy adopted in the northern Sierra Madre, the Philippines, and criticize the assumptions behind the main legalistic interventions.

Bas Verschuuren reviews the book World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, edited by Stefan Disko and Helen Tugehndhat.

Drawing on interviews with the managers of 56 internationally adjoining protected areas in 18 countries in the Americas, the study focuses on the link between land use change and environmental change, and on three adaptation strategies, namely diversification, pooling, and out-migration. It suggests that the impact of adaptation depends on the adaptation strategy chosen.

This collection of essays maps the heterogeneous and asymmetrical ecologies within which we are enmeshed, a material world that makes the human possible but also offers difficulties and resistance.

Bradley M. Jones explores the cultivation of life in ruins, through a multi-species ecological ethic revealed in the life and labor of a permaculture farmer in the Appalachian foothills.

Alok Amatya studies the depiction of indigenous struggles against the grab of minerals, crude oil, and other natural resources by private and government corporations in works such as Arundhati Roy’s travel essay Walking with the Comrades (2010). He suggests that narratives of conflict over the extraction of natural resources can be studied as the corpus of “resource conflict literature,” thus generating a global comparative framework for the study of contemporary indigenous struggles.

The authors illuminate the power relations between state actors and the local people in accessing fuelwood in Zimbabwe, and how discourses of scarcity enhance these power dynamics.

With a focus on global cancer epidemics, Nina Lykke discusses biopolitics in the Anthropocene against the background of a notion of dual governmentality, implying that efforts to make populations live and tendencies to let them die are intertwined.