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Among Animals 2 Edited By John Yunker, Gina M. Granter 2017 Dawson College

Among Animals 2 Edited By John Yunker, Gina M. Granter

The Goose

Review of John Yunker's Among Animals 2.


Anthropocene Or Capitalocene? Nature, History, And The Crisis Of Capitalism Edited By Jason W. Moore, Robert M.W. Brown 2017 York University

Anthropocene Or Capitalocene? Nature, History, And The Crisis Of Capitalism Edited By Jason W. Moore, Robert M.W. Brown

The Goose

Review of Jason W. Moore's Capitalocene or Anthropocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism


Manifestly Haraway By Donna J. Haraway, Andrew Gordon Jeffrey 2017 Sheffield Hallam University

Manifestly Haraway By Donna J. Haraway, Andrew Gordon Jeffrey

The Goose

Review of Donna J. Haraway's Manifestly Haraway.


What Would Animals Say If We Asked The Right Questions? By Vinciane Despret, Nathan Tebokkel 2017 University of British Columbia

What Would Animals Say If We Asked The Right Questions? By Vinciane Despret, Nathan Tebokkel

The Goose

Review of Vinciane Despret's What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?


The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards A Greener Future By David R. Boyd, Janet Grafton 2017 University of Northern British Columbia

The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards A Greener Future By David R. Boyd, Janet Grafton

The Goose

Review of David R. Boyd's The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing Towards a Greener Future


Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” From Pontiac’S War To Attawapiskat By Margery Fee, Cheryl Lousley 2017 Lakehead University Orillia

Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” From Pontiac’S War To Attawapiskat By Margery Fee, Cheryl Lousley

The Goose

Review of Margery Fee's Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat.


The Duende Of Tetherball By Tim Bowling, Gillian Harding-Russell 2017 University of Saskatchewan

The Duende Of Tetherball By Tim Bowling, Gillian Harding-Russell

The Goose

Review of Tim Bowling's The Duende of Tetherball.


Crow Never Dies By Larry Frolick, Kelly Shepherd 2017 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Crow Never Dies By Larry Frolick, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Larry Frolick's Crow Never Dies.


Towards A Prairie Atonement By Trevor Herriot, Gillian Harding-Russell 2017 University of Saskatchewan

Towards A Prairie Atonement By Trevor Herriot, Gillian Harding-Russell

The Goose

Review of Trevor Herriot's Towards a Prairie Atonement.


Hill By Jean Giono, Jody L. Ballah 2017 University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College

Hill By Jean Giono, Jody L. Ballah

The Goose

A review of Jean Giono's Hill.


Master's Project: A Case Study Of The "Benet Land Problem" In Eastern Uganda, Anna Dirkse 2017 University of Vermont

Master's Project: A Case Study Of The "Benet Land Problem" In Eastern Uganda, Anna Dirkse

Rubenstein School Masters Project Publications

Boundaries are inherently political creations. Boundaries of national parks and other protected conservation areas are one such instance. Social boundary lines are also drawn within communities to determine who is legitimate and who is allowed to access resources as a community member. Boundary lines are also present in the stories people tell about themselves and their environment; the portrayal of their roles as land stewards may leave out certain details. The effects of environmental issues such as deforestation and soil erosion transcend such constructed boundaries.

Historically, the Benet, as indigenous peoples of eastern Uganda, had derived their livelihood and cultural ...


Master's Project: Burlington Geographic: A Place-Based Landscape Analysis And Community Engagement Project In Burlington, Vt, Sean R. Beckett 2017 University of Vermont

Master's Project: Burlington Geographic: A Place-Based Landscape Analysis And Community Engagement Project In Burlington, Vt, Sean R. Beckett

Rubenstein School Masters Project Publications

Community health surges when inhabitants share a rich sense of place, a quality emerging when people are deeply engaged in understanding their complex and layered landscape. Wendell Berry advises, “if you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” But how does a city converge around a collective “where” that authentically represents its diverse stories and perspectives? Answers to this question become tools for growing sustainable communities.

As a program coordinator for the UVM/Shelburne Farms PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis and Community Engagement) Program, I orchestrated a city-wide celebration of integrated natural and cultural history ...


Using Geospatial Analysis For High School Environmental Science Education: A Case Study Of The Jane Goodall Institute's Community-Centered Conservation Approach, Madison G. Vorva 2017 Pomona College

Using Geospatial Analysis For High School Environmental Science Education: A Case Study Of The Jane Goodall Institute's Community-Centered Conservation Approach, Madison G. Vorva

Pomona Senior Theses

Given my experiences as a young conservation advocate, I saw a need to teach students the importance of interconnectedness, cultural awareness and systems-thinking skills through a spatial lens. I believe these skills are required for holistic, equitable and sustainable conservation decision-making in local and international contexts. This thesis uses geospatial tools to teach conservation ecology vocabulary and concepts from high school environmental science curriculum in two online resources. The purpose of my lesson plan is to show students how conservationists address complex conservation and land-use challenges using the Jane Goodall Institute’s community-centered conservation approach as a case-study. My hope ...


Drowning In Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems And Responding To Climate Change In The Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel 2017 Pitzer College

Drowning In Rising Seas: Navigating Multiple Knowledge Systems And Responding To Climate Change In The Maldives, Rachel Hannah Spiegel

Pitzer Senior Theses

The threat of global climate change increasingly influences the actions of human society. As world leaders have negotiated adaptation strategies over the past couple of decades, a certain discourse has emerged that privileges Western conceptions of environmental degradation. I argue that this framing of climate change inhibits the successful implementation of adaptation strategies. This thesis focuses on a case study of the Maldives, an island nation deemed one of the most vulnerable locations to the impacts of rising sea levels. I apply a postcolonial theoretical framework to examine how differing knowledge systems can both complement and contradict one another. By ...


Public Perception Of Environmental Programs In The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Landa De Matamoros, Queretaro, Mexico, Danielle Marie Salisbury 2017 Bard College

Public Perception Of Environmental Programs In The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Landa De Matamoros, Queretaro, Mexico, Danielle Marie Salisbury

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Biological or ecological corridors have recently been sought out as a solution to biodiversity loss due to habitat fragmentation. In eastern Mexico, the Mexican and German governments are collaborating to connect fragmented landscapes and Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) over five states across a Madrean Pine-Oak biodiversity hotspot through the implementation of the Ecological Corridor of the Sierra Madre Oriental (CESMO). One of the ways the CESMO is accomplishing its conservation goals is by extending environmental programs that are currently in place within NPAs to other areas within the corridor, but outside of NPA borders. However, the success of the corridor ...


Resilience Theory In Climate-Based Agriculture Development Projects: Useful Framework Or Popular Buzzword?, Rebecca Ann Chillrud 2017 Bard College

Resilience Theory In Climate-Based Agriculture Development Projects: Useful Framework Or Popular Buzzword?, Rebecca Ann Chillrud

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

International development organizations are increasingly attempting to improve the resilience of the communities they serve through their projects in these communities. However, these projects often fail to address key concepts from the resilience theory literature, calling into question their ability to effectively promote resilience. This thesis attempts to locate these gaps in understanding by analyzing proposal documents from projects intending to promote agricultural resilience to climate change. A content analysis approach was used to analyze 55 projects from three international development groups—the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program—proposed or completed between 2006 ...


Why Now?: A Case Study Of Split Estate And Fracking Activity In Garfield County Colorado, Janessa Zucchetto 2017 Central Washington University

Why Now?: A Case Study Of Split Estate And Fracking Activity In Garfield County Colorado, Janessa Zucchetto

All Master's Theses

This research examines the socio-environmental impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing activities and issues of split estate in Battlement Mesa Planned Unit Development in Garfield County, CO. Data for this research was collected during 2 months in the summer of 2015 using a series of ethnographic research methods. In doing so, this research adopts political ecology and political economy of nature as theoretical frameworks to understand the interconnections that exist between local impacts of fracking activities and a national strategy to secure gas markets internationally. I argue that the socio-environmental impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing in Garfield County, CO are not ...


Participatory Web Gis Design – A Sustainable Recreation Decision Support System For Missoula County, Nathanael R. Wold 2017 nw101852

Participatory Web Gis Design – A Sustainable Recreation Decision Support System For Missoula County, Nathanael R. Wold

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Sustainable recreation ensures that local communities benefit from the effects of recreation. A recreation decision support system (RDSS) is a common way for people to gather information about an area they are about to visit. This research explores: 1) how well can local representatives’ knowledge concerning appropriate recreation behaviors be incorporated into a WebGIS that will serve as a RDSS, 2) what layers, activities, and information do participants want to include in a RDSS, and 3) how well does the ArcGIS Online perform in incorporating representatives’ knowledge of areas of significance for a RDSS?

Recreationalists in Missoula County, Montana, have ...


What The Gringos Brought: A Critical Examination Of A Privately Protected Area In Chilean Patagonia, Elena Louder 2017 University of Montana

What The Gringos Brought: A Critical Examination Of A Privately Protected Area In Chilean Patagonia, Elena Louder

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Neoliberal ideology increasingly underscores many mainstream efforts to conserve biodiversity. This research explores this convergence through an in-depth case study of a privately owned park located in Chilean Patagonia. In two complementary chapters, I assess the social and cultural impacts of the project, and examine the role of discourse in the process of communicating and constructing the park. In the first chapter I draw from interview data collected from September through December of 2016 and explore the perspectives of local people with a variety of relationships to the project. In the second I employ a critical discourse analysis of park ...


Critical Agrarian Studies In Theory And Practice, Marc Edelman, Wendy Wolford 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Critical Agrarian Studies In Theory And Practice, Marc Edelman, Wendy Wolford

Publications and Research

Abstract: In this introductory article we argue for renewed attention to life and labor on and of the land—or what we call the field of Critical Agrarian Studies. Empirically rich and theoretically rigorous studies of humanity’s relationship to “soil” remain essential not just for historical analysis but for understanding urgent contemporary crises, including widespread food insecurity, climate change, the proliferation of environmental refugees, growing corporate power and threats to biodiversity. The article introduces an innovative and varied collection of works in Critical Agrarian Studies and also examines the intellectual and political history of this broader field.

Resumen: En ...


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