About the Series
This series addresses two trends: critical conversations in academic
fields about nature, sustainability, globalization, and culture, including
constructive engagements between researchers within the natural, so-
cial, and human sciences; and intellectual and political conversations
among those in social movements and other nonacademic knowledge
producers about alternative practices and socionatural worlds. The ob-
jective of the series is to establish a synergy between these theoretical
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 humans and other living and nonliving beings.
New Ecologies for the Twenty- First Century aims to promote a dia-
logue between those who are transforming the understanding of the
relationship 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 emerging 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, in order to build bridges
between the various forms of knowing and ways of being that are em-
bedded in the multiplicity of practices of social actors worldwide. This
series hopes to foster convergences among differently located actors and
to provide a forum for authors and readers to widen the fields of theo-
retical inquiry, professional practice, and social struggles that character-
ize the current environmental arena.
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