Critical Green Engagements
The new series Critical Green Engagements: Investigating the Green Economy and Its Alternatives produces books that critically engage with the growing global advocacy of the ‘green economy’ model for environmental stewardship. It focuses on building an understanding of how different actors (human and otherwise), advocates, bystanders and opponents actually engage with the changes envisaged through policy directives and strong environmental visions. It also examines what forms of social movements emerge from these ideologies, paying attention to those that are supported and those that are suppressed, as well as the ways that social movement actors connect to each other, as they put forth alternatives to the discourses that dominate “green” practices. We especially welcome manuscripts that use innovative—and particularly constructive—perspectives in their engagement of these relationships and processes.
The series showcases the rigor and quality of research and writing emerging in response to these transformations. It channels the energies and skills of an international collection of leading environmental scholars to demystify the new green economy and enlarge the impacts of their insights with single-authored texts and edited volumes. In so doing, the series illuminates the breadth and sophistication of efforts to create alternatives that are embedded in the lives and ecologies of communities around the world. It takes these alternatives as a point of departure from which ideologies of human/non-human relationships can be discussed.
Series editors are seeking works that focus on the relationship between nature and our dominant cultural framework—the political economy of contemporary late capitalism—and that highlight contrasting visions of human-nonhuman relationships and ways of being in the world that do not conform to the green economy’s narrow and conservative vision. They are also interested in works that speak to the practical challenges facing the people directly affected by these conservation interventions on the ground.
The Nature of Spectacle
On Images, Money, and Conserving Capitalism
Hindu Faith and the Political Ecology of Dams on the Sacred Ganga
Moral Ecology of a Forest
The Nature Industry and Maya Post-Conservation