About the Series
There is widespread agreement about the existence of a generalized eco
calcrisisintoday’sworld.Thereisalsoagrowingrealizationthattheexi
disciplines are not well equipped to account for this crisis, let alone fu
workable solutions; a broad consensus exists on the need for new mod
thought, including more constructive engagement among the natural, s
and humanistic perspectives. At the same time, the proliferation of s
movements that articulate their knowledge claims in cultural and ecolo
termshasbecomeanundeniablesocialfact.Thisseriesissituatedatthei
sectionofthesetwotrends.Weseektojoincriticalconversationsinacad
fields about nature, globalization, and culture with intellectual and pol
conversations in social movements and among other popular and e
groups about environment, place, and alternative socionatural orders.
objectivesaretoconstructbridgesamongthesetheoreticalandpoliticald
opments in the disciplines and in nonacademic arenas and to create syne
forthinkinganewabouttherealpromiseofemergentecologies.Wearei
estedinthoseworksthatenableustoenvisioninstancesofecologicalvia
as well as more lasting and just ways of being-in-place and being-in-netw
with a diversity of humans and other living beings and nonliving artifact
New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century aims at promoting a dial
among those engaged in transforming our understanding and practice o
relation between nature and culture. This includes revisiting new fields
as environmental history, historical ecology, ecological economics, or p
cal ecology), tendencies (such as the application of theories of complexi
rethinking a range of questions, from evolution to ecosystems), and ep
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