Sixty essays from humanists, social scientists, and scientists, each written about a single term, reveal the broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches critical to the state of the field today.
Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment
Liam Downey focuses on four topics—globalization, agriculture, mining, and U.S. energy and military policy—to show how organizational and institutional inequality and elite-controlled organizational networks produce environmental degradation and social harm.
The Environment in Anthropology (Second Edition)
"Provides the theoretical refinements and ethnographic illustrations necessary for students to grasp the local and the global complexities of environmental anthropology in the 21st century. This text is pedagogically sophisticated, facilitating cognitive development by engaging students in a cultural critique of dominant Western ideologies and institutions and challenging them to consider their individual options for not only a sustainable future, but a more meaningful life."
—Barbara J. Dilly, Creighton University
Spirituality and the State
"You will never look at National Parks or spirituality the same way again! Kerry Mitchell’s insightful analysis of the relationship between state-organized nature and individual spiritual experience contributes to our understanding of the entanglements of the secular and the religious. With careful attention to the revelations and concealments of power in the productions of the National Park Service, Mitchell demonstrates how the conceptions and practices of a loosely-defined nature-based spirituality are tied to a pervasive secular ethos that underlies modern American subjectivity and state power."
—Richard J. Callahan, Jr., University of Missouri
"In this excellent assessment of multimethod research, Taylor brings a refreshing emphasis on nuance and accountability to the environmental justice discussion . . . provides a comprehensive, objective, and balanced portrait of environmental justice to date."
Clean and White
"[A] valuable history of environmental racism in the United States...Essential reading for those interested in social justice and environmental issues."
Earth Day Picks from NYU Press
Clean and White
A History of Environmental Racism in the United States
Carl A. Zimring