Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles Alex Latta

ISBN: 9780857457479

Published: July 20th 2012

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264 pages


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Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles  by  Alex Latta

Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles by Alex Latta
July 20th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 264 pages | ISBN: 9780857457479 | 7.54 Mb

This book is a major contribution to our understanding of environmental politics in Latin America. The chapters present a wealth of original research that shows that environmental concerns are part of the daily life of indigenous populations andMoreThis book is a major contribution to our understanding of environmental politics in Latin America.

The chapters present a wealth of original research that shows that environmental concerns are part of the daily life of indigenous populations and other grassroots groups. The theoretical frame of environmental citizenship provides a compelling way for thinking about how their environmental demands are closely linked to their national identity, political participation, land and resources.

. Kathryn Hochstetler, University of WaterlooScholarship related to environmental questions in Latin America has only recently begun to coalesce around citizenship as both an empirical site of inquiry and an analytical frame of reference. This has led to a series of new insights and perspectives, but few efforts have been made to bring these various approaches into a sustained conversation across different social, temporal and geographic contexts. This volume is the result of a collaborative endeavour to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America.

Providing a window onto leading scholarship in the field, the book also sets an ambitious agenda to spark further research.Alex Latta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.Hannah Wittman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Member of the Latin American Studies Program at Simon Fraser University.



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