Contentious Geographies (Ashgate Studies in Environmental by Michael K. Goodman, Maxwell T. Boykoff and Kyle T. Evered

By Michael K. Goodman, Maxwell T. Boykoff and Kyle T. Evered

The human-environment dating, usually contentious but very heavily intertwined, is likely one of the so much urgent matters of the 21st century. Bringing jointly a number of case reviews from either international North and South to demonstrate the large variety of present theories in this courting, this publication offers major state of the art learn into the ongoing (re)definition of political ecology because it pertains to environmental contestation.In specific, it examines how quite a few theoretical techniques form environmental conflicts, how guidelines and applied sciences empower and inspire political and ecological results. protecting concerns equivalent to mining rules, weather swap, water source struggles, human displacement, genetic engineering and mapping applied sciences at quite a lot of scales, this edited quantity presents a broader, severe realizing of the theoretical frameworks and rules underlying source and environmental conflicts.

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Through examinations of case-studies in Cambodia and Indonesia, they examine a set of wider ethical and social questions regarding the uptake of spatial information technologies and related ‘ironic’ effects. The chapter looks at how the incorporation of these tools can inadvertently bound ‘ways of knowing’, such as ways of viewing property rights. Therefore, these actions entrench particular values and socio-ethical constructs for both the subjects and objects under study. The authors point out that these context- and scalar-dependent processes can generate conflicting effects, and the chapter draws on three inter-related dimensions where such effects raise ethical concerns.

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