A Companion to Environmental Geography (Blackwell Companions by Noel Castree, David Demeritt, Diana Liverman, Bruce Rhoads

By Noel Castree, David Demeritt, Diana Liverman, Bruce Rhoads

A better half to Environmental Geography is the 1st publication to comprehensively and systematically map the examine frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an obtainable and entire way.* Cross-cuts numerous parts of a self-discipline which has typically been noticeable as divided; featuring paintings through human and actual geographers within the similar quantity* provides either the present 'state of the art' study and charts destiny probabilities for the self-discipline* Extends the time period 'environmental geography' past its 'traditional' meanings to incorporate new paintings on nature and atmosphere through human and actual geographers - not only risks, assets, and conservation geographers* includes essays from a good crew of overseas participants from between proven students and emerging stars in geography

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Others in this volume have provided a thorough discussion of attempts by Marxist geographers to account for specifically capitalist productions of nature, and how they answered Smith’s questions about social means and social institutions (see George Henderson’s chapter). Here I merely wish to note that not everyone was convinced that historical materialists overcame the nature-society dualism as successfully as they imagined. Critiques proceeded along several lines. On the one hand, critics argued that Marxists conceived of the production of nature in much too narrow a way, tending towards an economic reductionism that underplayed other social and cultural processes that shaped nature’s material transformation (see Haraway, 1997), and paid inadequate attention to the connections between the production of nature and relations of race, gender and sexuality.

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