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Fire and Snow
Fire and Snow (August 2018)
Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Marc DiPaolo - Author

 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (April 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
Cities under Austerity
Cities under Austerity (February 2018)
Restructuring the US Metropolis
Mark Davidson - Editor
Kevin Ward - Editor

Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of r...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place (December 2017)
From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture
Todd LeVasseur - Author

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
 
 
Tales of an Ecotourist
Tales of an Ecotourist (December 2017)
What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change
Mike Gunter Jr. - Author

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an ...(Read More)
 
 
Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives—Darjeeling, India—where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepreneurial...(Read More)
 
 
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth (July 2017)
Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen in an Age of Ecological Crisis
Jason M. Wirth - Author

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Meditating on the work of American poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder and thirteenth-century Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dōgen, Jason M. Wirth draws out insights for understanding our relation to the planet’s ongoing ecological crisis. He discusses what Dōgen calls “the Great Earth” and what...(Read More)
 
 
In the Gorge
In the Gorge (June 2017)
Poems
Brandon Krieg - Author

Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.

In the Gorge aspires to full emotional and intellectual recognition of our fraught interdependence with more-than-human ecosystems. The collection also examines the impact of environmental degradation on human relationships, particularly on those of people attempting to create shared meaning...(Read More)
 
 
The Variety of Integral Ecologies
The Variety of Integral Ecologies (June 2017)
Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era
Sam Mickey - Editor
Sean Kelly - Editor
Adam Robbert - Editor
Mary Evelyn Tucker - Foreword by

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the huma...(Read More)
 
 
Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism
Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism (May 2017)
An Interpretive Engagement with Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692)
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Author

Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.

In this novel engagement with Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi (1619–1692), Nicholas S. Brasovan presents Wang’s neo-Confucianism as an important theoretical resource for engaging with contemporary ecological humanism. Brasovan coins the term “person-in-the-wor...(Read More)
 
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