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  • The urban political ecology of post-industrial Scottish towns : examining Greengairs and Ravenscraig
  • Applied ecology ; Community ; Marginality ; Political ecology ; Scotland ; Social deprivation ; Social geography ; Toxic waste ; United Kingdom ; Waste treatment
  • This article examines the urban political ecology of post-industrial Scottish towns (Greengairs and Ravenscraig) with the goal of unravelling the understanding and the coping mechanisms of environmentally deprived residents. The towns are permeated
  • by a widespread, often dissimulated, political ecology that is nonetheless always present. Empirical results demonstrate that a more comprehensive handling of the political ecology of the urban is crucial in order to halt the sources of marginalisation
  • and ecological degradation.
  • 2014
  • Volatile ecologies : towards a material politics of human–animal relations
  • Alcoholism ; Applied ecology ; Assam ; Conflict ; Elephant ; Ethology ; India ; Livelihood ; Political ecology ; Relations between human and animal bodies ; Rural economy ; Rural population
  • and political life through concerted interactions between humans, animals, and materials ecologizes politics, making it more attuned to the more-than-human collectivities within which material lives are lived. The paper strives towards a political ecology
  • 2014
  • Bio-geo-graphy: landscape, dwelling, and the political ecology of human–elephant
  • Assam ; Biogeography ; Cohabitation ; Crop ; Ecology ; Elephant ; Forest ; India ; Landscape ; Political ecology
  • and subaltern political ecology.
  • Drawing upon postcolonial environmental history, animal ecology, and more-than-human geography, this paper examines how humans and elephants cohabit with and against the grain of cartographic design in Assam. It conceptualises and deploys
  • a methodology of ‘tracking’ through which archival material, elephant ecology, and voices of the marginalised can be integrated and mapped. It concludes by discussing the implications of this work for fostering new conversations between more-than-human geography
  • 2014
  • Lost and found crops : agrobiodiversity, indigenous knowledge, and a feminist political ecology of sorghum and finger millet in Northern Malawi
  • Agriculture ; Applied ecology ; Biodiversity ; Feminism ; Gender ; Knowledge ; Malawi ; Political ecology ; Resilience ; Sorghum
  • This article examines agrobiodiversity, indigenous knowledge, and a feminist political ecology of sorghum and finger millet in Northern Malawi. First, it suggests that sorghum almost disappeared due to a combination of maize promotion, male
  • 2014
  • Political ecology and the geography of science : Lesosady, Lysenkoism, and Soviet Science in Kyrgyzstan's walnut–fruit forest
  • Agronomy ; Asian part of Russia ; Ecology ; Historical geography ; Kyrgyzstan ; Political ecology ; Twentieth Century
  • geographies that immerse them in and transform the world. By telling them, political ecologists can better illuminate where and how the doing of science has shaped encounters between people and their environments.
  • 2014
  • Bog ; Ecology ; Flood control ; Land rent ; Land speculation ; Legislation ; Louisiana ; New Orleans ; Political ecology ; Real estate development ; United States of America ; Urban policy
  • theoretically the relative inattention of urban political ecology theory to rent as a way to theorize how capital flows through land, and argues for increased attention to the problem of land rent and the multiple scales of political engagement that manage
  • This paper presents results from a study of environmental harm created in the collision of real estate speculation and the political process that governed extension of the urban frontier of New Orleans into its eastern wetlands. The paper engages
  • ecological crisis immanent in the metabolism of nature and society under capitalism.
  • 2014
  • Seeing beyond the smoke : the political ecology of fire in Horta de Sant Joan (Catalonia)
  • Applied ecology ; Catalonia ; Discourse ; Ecological capital ; Forest ; Forest fire ; Political ecology ; Preventive measure ; Resilience ; Responsibility ; Risk management ; Spain
  • This article examines the political ecology of fire in Horta de Sant Joan (Catalonia). Through the discourse of resilience, it shows how it embraces and aspires to tinker with the turbulent and unpredictable character of nature. Embodied in GRAF
  • , the political processes dealing with the tragedy failed to engage with the fundamental frictions underlying forests and fires. It raises doubts about the possibility for resilience in an increasingly depoliticised public sphere.
  • 2014
  • The political ecology of territoriality : territorialities in farmer–herder relationships in Northern Ghana
  • Conflict ; Ecology ; Farmer ; Ghana ; Livelihood ; Natural resources ; Pastoralism ; Pastureland ; Political ecology ; Societal relations ; Territoriality
  • 2014
  • The eco-scalar fix : rescaling environmental governance and the politics of ecological boundaries in Alberta, Canada
  • Alberta ; Canada ; Capitalism ; Ecology ; Frontier ; Governance ; Political ecology ; Prairies Provinces ; Resource management ; Scale ; Water management ; Watershed
  • This article examines the eco-scalar fix through the rescaling environmental governance and the politics of ecological boundaries in Alberta, Canada. It argues that this concept is a deeply political move that reconfigures power structures
  • 2014
  • Political ecologies of electronic waste : uncertainty and legitimacy in the governance of e-waste geographies
  • Applied ecology ; Applied geography ; Electronic waste ; Environmental justice ; Governance ; Legislation ; Political ecology ; Recycling ; United States of America ; Waste treatment
  • This article examines political ecologies of electronic waste through uncertainty and legitimacy in the governance of e-waste geographies in the United States. First, it highlights the ambiguities and democratic deficits that emerge from promoting
  • global environmental justice politics through market-driven disposal choices. Second, it analyzes the practices of representation through which NGOs and institutions produce e-waste as an object of regulation/commodification that is amenable to consumer
  • 2014
  • Provincializing urban political ecology : towards a situated UPE through African urbanism
  • Applied ecology ; Cape Town ; Neo-marxism ; Political ecology ; Post-structuralism ; Power ; South Africa ; Urban ecology ; Urban theory ; Urbanism ; Urbanization ; Western Cape
  • In this article, the AA. examine urban political ecology (UPE) and African urbanism, specifically in South Africa. They suggest that this approach calls attention to the possibilities that emerge when starting with the everyday and considering
  • 2014
  • Commodification ; Ecology ; Ethnic group ; Fishing ; Hunting ; Louisiana ; Political ecology ; Swamp ; Tourism ; United States of America
  • Using a political economic approach, this paper shows that the process of self-commodification may give tourism professionals some control over how ethnic cultures are is presented, but does so within the parameters of state oversight and consumers
  • ’ desires. A case study of Louisiana Cajun tourism reveals how a specific narrative of swamp subsistence is deployed by individual tour guides and through the tourism planning process. This “heritage ecology” is used to romanticize a Cajun cultural ecology
  • 2014
  • Megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in Southern Appalachia
  • Appalachian Mountains ; Climatic change ; Ecology ; Governance ; Megalopolis ; Political ecology ; United States of America ; Urban dynamics ; Urban growth ; Urban metabolism ; Urbanization
  • This article examines the Piedmont megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in Southern Appalachia. First, it considers the central role urban metabolic connections play in the region's pressing social and environmental crises. Second
  • 2014
  • Alicante ; Applied ecology ; Cultivated plants ; Housing ; Oil palm ; Production of nature ; Real estate development ; Spain ; Urbanization ; Valencian Community
  • Through a political ecology approach, the AA. analyze how ornamental species have become a fundamental part of new natures induced by urbanization in the Spanish province of Alicante. They connect the economic and ecological characteristics
  • , creating a new geography of ecological desolation in many areas.
  • 2014
  • A plan to push limits? investigating the ecologically sustainable development dimensions of Melbourne's Central Region sustainable water strategy
  • Australia ; Ecology ; Equity ; Melbourne ; Planning ; Political ecology ; Sustainable development ; Victoria ; Water ; Water management ; Water resources
  • The AA. investigate the ecologically sustainable development dimensions of Melbourne's Central Region sustainable water strategy. First, they demonstrate that the importance of issues such as environmental flows, social equity and cultural values
  • is diminished, thus avoiding the inevitable confrontation with environmental limits needed to ensure long-term ecological sustainability. Then, their findings suggest that broadening engagement with the diverse ways in which water is valued is likely
  • to contribute to more equitable and ecologically sustainable water futures.
  • 2014
  • Applied ecology ; British Columbia ; Canada ; Deforestation ; Ecosystem ; Environmental change ; Forest ; Forest policy ; Invasive species ; Political ecology ; Wood industry
  • This paper focuses on an unprecedented bark beetle epidemic in British Columbia, Canada. To do so, it applies political ecology was applied to guide this analysis, emphasizing both the ecological and social factors involved. Findings illustrate how
  • the outbreak involved many actors, beyond bark beetles and trees, and resulted from complex interactions between ecological and social factors. It also reveals how actors that prioritized short-term economic gains shaped the conditions that fostered
  • 2014
  • Ecology ; Electricity ; Ghana ; Household ; Housing ; Informality ; Political ecology ; Slum ; Social geography
  • and displacement. Together, incremental infrastructures and the ways that they are constituted articulate a prefigurative politics in which residents seek to generate access to new infrastructural worlds.
  • 2014
  • Biopolitics ; Biopower ; Ecology ; Fauna ; India ; Legislation ; Odisha ; Political ecology ; Subjectivity processes ; Wildlife
  • as population politics, questioning the entanglement of harm and care that infuses this space of more-than-human social change. In doing this, the paper elaborates the concept of agential subjectification in order to track the mechanisms that underlie
  • 2014
  • Buddhism ; Cambodia ; Cultural studies ; Ecology ; Plantation ; Political ecology ; Role of the State
  • This article examines land dispossession and body possession in rural Cambodia. First, it demonstrates that land spirits continue as members of political patronage chains at both the state and the local level. Second, that the non-capitalist logics
  • 2014
  • Defining the forest, defending the forest : political ecology, territoriality, and resistance to a protected area in the Dominican Republic
  • Biodiversity ; Conflict ; Dominican Republic ; Forest ; Land ; Nature conservation ; Nature reserve ; Political ecology ; Protected area ; Territoriality
  • 2014