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Property Rights in Contemporary Governance
Property Rights in Contemporary Governance (February 2019)
Staci M. Zavattaro - Editor
Gregory R. Peterson - Editor
Ann E. Davis - Editor

 
 
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy (October 2018)
Michaeline A. Crichlow - Editor
Patricia Northover - Editor
Juan Giusti-Cordero - Editor

Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come ...(Read More)
 
 
Fire and Snow
Fire and Snow (August 2018)
Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Marc DiPaolo - Author

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones.

Fellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century’s triple threats of fascism, utilitariani...(Read More)
 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (May 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

Finalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category

Gold Medalist – 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Religion Category


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

W...(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 is...(Read More)
 
 
Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

2018 Global Development Studies Book Award, presented by the Global Development Studies Section of the International Studies Association

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, Ind...(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

Finalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Philosophy category

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 in...(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)
 
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