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New Earth PoliticsEssays from the Anthropocene

New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Humanity’s collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is quickly outstripping our political and social capacities for managing it. We are in ... More

Organic StruggleThe Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Brian K. Obach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Organic Struggle analyzes the evolution of the sustainable agriculture movement in the United States and evaluates its achievements and shortcomings. It traces the development of organic farming from ... More

Plastic WaterThe Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book investigates the rapid growth of bottled water markets over the last twenty years. Its driving question is: how did water become a market thing, no longer a common resource but a commercial ... More

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks

Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019378
eISBN:
9780262315340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019378.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues ... More

Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Today, global land use is affected by a variety of factors, including urbanization and the growing interconnectedness of economies and markets. This volume of the Strungmann Forum Reports Series ... More

Sharing CitiesA Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029728
eISBN:
9780262329705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029728.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The book makes a case for understanding cities as shared spaces and venues for collaboration; and proposes policies and practices to share cities fairly. It argues that with modern technologies the ... More

State and EnvironmentThe Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Andreas Duit (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Many recent studies on environmental governance focus on either the micro-level (the local and the individual) or the macro-level (the global) while neglecting governance at the nation-state level. ... More

Thinking like a MallEnvironmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Steven Vogel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental theory would be better off if it eschewed the concept of “nature” entirely. The concept is too ambiguous and potentially politically dangerous, while as McKibben and others have argued, ... More

Transparency in Global Environmental GovernanceCritical Perspectives

Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Aarti Gupta and Michael Mason (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Transparency—commonly understood as openness and greater availability of information—is increasinglyseen as part of the solution to a complex array of economic, political, and ethical problems in an ... More

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