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Description - The Environment in Anthropology by Nora Haenn

This title presents ecology and environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. From the classics to recent scholarship, this book connects the theory and practice of ecological anthropology, giving readers a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems. Haenn and Wilk pose the most urgent questions of environmental protection - What are the environmental effects of urbanization? How do environmentalists represent indigenous peoples? How can we assess the impact of global, "environmentally correct" businesses such as the Body Shop? They also cover the fundamental topics of population growth, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, indigenous groups, and consumption and globalization. A careful selection of chapters leads readers through the interactions among environmental, political, and economic forces in modern environmental anthropology. Introductory essays put this material in historical context, while a mix of academic writing, popular reporting, polemical essays, and ethical reflections frames the issues in accessible and compelling ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814736371
ISBN-10: 0814736378
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 502
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nora Haenn

Nora Haenn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University. She is author of Fields of Power, Forests of Discontent: Culture, Conservation, and the State in Mexico. Richard Wilk is Distinguished Professor and Provost's Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, where he directs the Food Studies Program. He is the author of Economics and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology.

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