ABOUT THE SERIES
This series addresses two trends: critical conversations in academic fields
about nature, sustainability, globalization, and culture—including construc-
tive engagements between the natural, social, and human sciences—and
intellectual and political conversations among social movements and other
nonacademic knowledge producers about alternative practices and socio-
natural worlds. Its objective is to establish a synergy between these theoret-
ical and political developments in both academic and nonacademic arenas.
This synergy is a sine qua non for new thinking about the real promise of
emergent ecologies. The series includes works that envision more lasting and
just ways of being-in-place and being-in-networks with a diversity of hu-
mans and other living and nonliving beings.
‘‘New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century’’ aims to promote a di-
alogue between those who are transforming the understanding of the rela-
tionship between nature and culture. The series revisits existing fields such
as environmental history, historical ecology, environmental anthropology,
ecological economics, and cultural and political ecology. It addresses emerg-
ing tendencies, such as the use of complexity theory, to rethink a range of
questions on the nature-culture axis. It also deals with epistemological and
ontological concerns, building bridges between the various forms of know-
ing and ways of being embedded in the multiplicity of practices of social
actors worldwide. This series hopes to foster convergences among di√erently
located actors and to provide a forum for authors and readers to widen the
fields of theoretical inquiry, professional practice, and social struggles that
characterize the current environmental arena.
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