BOOKS RECEIVED: Arlie Russell Hochschild, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press, 2016)
In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou countrya stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gifford Pinchot, “Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot was central to the early twentieth-century conservation movement in the United States and the political history and evolution of the Keystone State. This collection of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: by Carol Hager and Mary Alice Haddad, eds., “Nimby Is Beautiful: Cases of Local Activism and Environmental Innovation Around the World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) protests are often criticized as parochial and short-lived, generating no lasting influence on broader processes related to environmental politics. This volume offers a different perspective. Drawing on cases from around the globe, it demonstrates… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sillitoe, Paul, ed., “Sustainable Development: An Appraisal from the Gulf Region” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world’s resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is arguably the prominent issue of the 21st century. This volume gives a wide… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hillary Eklund, ed., “Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
How does soil, as an ecological element, shape culture? With the sixteenth-century shift in England from an agrarian economy to a trade economy, what changes do we see in representations of soil as reflected in the language and stories during… Read More
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