There is widespread agreement about the existence of a generalized ecologi-
cal crisis in today’s world. There is also a growing realization that the existing
disciplines are not well equipped to account for this crisis, let alone furnish
workable solutions; a broad consensus exists on the need for new models of
thought, including more constructive engagement among the natural, so-
cial, and humanistic perspectives. At the same time, the proliferation of
social movements that articulate their knowledge claims in cultural and
ecological terms has become an undeniable social fact. This series is situated
at the intersection of these two trends. We seek to join critical conversations
in academic fields about nature, globalization, and culture, with intellectual
and political conversations in social movements and among other popular
and expert groups about environment, place, and alternative socio-natural
orders. Our objective is to construct bridges among these theoretical and
political developments in the disciplines and in non-academic arenas and to
create synergies for thinking anew about the real promise of emergent ecolo-
gies. We are interested in those works that enable us to envision instances of
ecological viability as well as more lasting and just ways of being-in-place
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