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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

Moral Ecologies

Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance

Editors: Griffin, Carl, Jones, Roy, Robertson, Iain (Eds.)

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  • Extends the concept of “moral ecology” developed by Karl Jacoby to case studies across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas
  • Examines how conservation efforts dispossess local populations, particularly poor Indigenous peoples and settlers
  • Features an afterword by Karl Jacoby
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About this book

This book offers the first systematic study of how elite conservation schemes and policies define once customary and vernacular forms of managing common resources as banditry—and how the ‘bandits’ fight back. Drawing inspiration from Karl Jacoby’s seminal Crimes against Nature, this book takes Jacoby’s moral ecology and extends the concept beyond the founding of American national parks. From eighteenth-century Europe, through settler colonialism in Africa, Australia and the Americas, to postcolonial Asia and Australia, Moral Ecologies takes a global stance and a deep temporal perspective, examining how the language and practices of conservation often dispossess Indigenous peoples and settlers, and how those groups resist in everyday ways. Drawing together archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers and historians, this is a methodologically diverse and conceptually innovative study that will appeal to anyone interested in the politics of conservation, protest and environmental history.

About the authors

Carl J. Griffin is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex, UK.
Roy Jones is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Iain J. M. Robertson is Reader in History at the University of the Highlands and Islands, UK.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Moral Ecologies: Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance

    Pages 1-34

    Griffin, Carl J. (et al.)

  • Politics of Conservation, Moral Ecology and Resistance by the Sonaha Indigenous Minorities of Nepal

    Pages 37-58

    Thing, Sudeep Jana

  • Global Ecologies and Local Moralities: Conservation and Contention on Western Australia’s Gascoyne Coast

    Pages 59-82

    Jones, Roy (et al.)

  • From Activists to Illegally Occupying Land: Aboriginal Resistance as Moral Ecology in Perth, Western Australia

    Pages 83-97

    Cox, Shaphan (et al.)

  • Ghosts in the Forest: The Moral Ecology of Environmental Governance Toward Poor Farmers in the Brazilian and US Atlantic Forests

    Pages 99-125

    Hoefle, Scott William

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06112-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06111-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moral Ecologies
Book Subtitle
Histories of Conservation, Dispossession and Resistance
Editors
  • Carl Griffin
  • Roy Jones
  • Iain Robertson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06112-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06112-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06111-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 306
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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