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Dear POLLEN members and friends (with apologies for X-posting),
Greetings and welcome to the last monthly update from POLLEN in 2018. We have a very full newsletter again – thanks to everyone for contributing their news, publications, opportunities, etc., and we hope you enjoy reading about it all in this newsletter!
We also would like to say special thanks to Katharine Howell, who has been working hard to get our website in order. It is still under construction – please bear with us!
Finally, we wish everyone happy holidays and a great break – see you back in 2019!
- “Radical Bricoleurs”: On Doing Science, Community Life, Activism and Bureaucracy in Mozambique by Anselmo Matusse
- Who is guarding whom?by Mihnea Tanasescu
- Social implications of wildlife camera trapsby Chris Sandbrook
- Ces arbres qui cachent des forêts de « greenwashing »byBenjamin Neimark
- What’s behind Mali livestock herders joining jihadist groups by Tor A. Benjaminsen
From our friends at Entitle:
- 3 Years of Impunity – Letter to the world by a victim of the crime of Mariana, Brazil by Giuseppe Orlandini and Mirella Lino
- Local Science Fiction: Call for submissions for futuristic imaginaries
- ‘The Land Beneath Our Feet’ – A Reviewby Fidel C.T. Budy
- Heterotopias and a serious joke at IHE Delft librarybyCristóbal Bonelli
- Authoritarianism, populism and political ecologyby Amber Huff and Levi Van Sant
- Book Review: “Total Transition – The human side of the Renewable Energy Revolution”byMarula Tsagkari
- Environmental populisms – alongside and beyond (state) authoritybyKai Bosworth
From our friends at Greenmentality:
- Max Ajl, “Auto-centered development and indigenous technics: Slaheddine el-Amami and Tunisian delinking,” Journal of Peasant Studies. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2018.1468320
- Max Ajl, “Beyond the Green New Deal,” Brooklyn Rail, November 2018, URL: https://brooklynrail.org/2018/11/field-notes/Beyond-the-Green-New-Deal
- Bebbington A.J., D. Humphreys Bebbington, L.A. Sauls, J. Rogan, S. Agrawal, C. Gamboa, A. Imhof, K. Johnson, H. Rosa, A. Royo, T. Toumbourou and R. Verdum. 2019. Resource extraction and infrastructure threaten forest cover and community rights. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1812505115
- Cooke, B. and Lane, R. (2018). Plant–human commoning: navigating enclosure, neoliberal conservation, and plant mobility in exurban landscapes. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 108 (6), 1715-1731 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2018.1453776
- Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2018. Islam and Climate Engineering. In Playing God? Multi-faith Responses to the Prospect of Climate Engineering (Forrest Clingerman, et. al). Highland Park, NJ: GreenFaith. (link)
- Dedeoğlu, Ç. 2018. Alan Mikhail, Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2017), 336 pp., $45.00 (pbk), ISBN: 978-0-226-42717-1. The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. 12(3), pp.343-345. doi: http://10.1558/jsrnc.36555
- Flipo, Fabrice (2018). The Coming Authoritarian Ecology. John Wiley & Sons
- Hennings, Anne. 2018. ‘The Dark Underbelly of Land Struggles: Repercussions of Female Activism and Emotional Resistance on Gender Roles in Cambodia.’ Critical Asian Studies. Online: 10.1080/14672715.2018.1547881 website: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tUQfisNnwRrd87CbEvud/full
- Hennings, Anne. 2018. ‘Plantation assemblages and spaces of contested development in in Sierra Leone and Cambodia’. Conflict, Security & Development 18: 6, 521 – 546. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2018.1532640. Open access: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14678802.2018.1532640
- Kolinjivadi, V., Zaga Mendez, A., Dupras, J. (2019). Putting nature ‘to work’ through Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES): Tensions between autonomy, voluntary action, and the political economy of agri-environmental practice. Land Use Policy 81: 324-336. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264837718310834
- Kolinjivadi, V., Charré, S., Kosoy, K. (2019). Economic Experiments for Collective Action in the Kyrgyz Republic: Lessons for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). Ecological Economics 156: 489-498. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800915306376
- Marcela López and Antje Bruns (2018). Urban Water Management – a Critical Handbook. Trier University: WaterPower http://www.waterpower.science/
- Graddy-Lovelace, Garrett, Amber Orozco, and Alexandria Ward. 2018. “Documenting USDA Discrimination: Community-Partnered Research on Farm Policy for Land Justice”. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 17 (4), 999-1023. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1514.
- Graddy-Lovelace G. Plants: Crop diversity pre‐breeding technologies as agrarian care co‐opted? Area. 2018;00:1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12499
- Marcos Mendoza. (2018). The Patagonian Sublime: The Green Economy and Post-Neoliberal Politics. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
- Germán A. Quimbayo Ruiz (2018). People and urban nature: the environmentalization of social movements in Bogotá. Journal of Political Ecology Vol 25, No.1. https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/JPE/article/view/23096
- Siriwardane-de Zoysa, R. (2018) Fishing, Mobility and Settlerhood: Coastal Socialities in Postwar Sri Lanka (Cham: Springer) https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319788364
In Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvadoras, journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis profiles a community organization in El Salvador that demonstrates how deep local democracy can help even a poor population build environmental, economic and political resilience.
Recovering from the devastation of the Salvadoran Civil War, the Lower Lempa coordinadora, a farmers’ cooperative, works hard to raise awareness of climate change, and promote sustainable agricultural and fishing practices.
The cooperative provides Bajo Lempa’s population with the means to live while guaranteeing the viability of local ecosystems. It has restored degraded ecosystems, diversified small-scale agriculture to build local self-sufficiency, and fostered political resistance against national initiatives to “develop” the region by establishing a wage-based economy of tourism and large-scale sugar and cotton farming.
24 minutes. DVD includes both English subtitled and Spanish versions as well as scene selection. Available from Bullfrog Films http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/kof.html
Conferences and Opportunities
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University, UK, is recruiting Post-Doctoral Research Associate, 2 Year Fixed Term Contract. Closing date is 26th December 2018. See details: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BON245/post-doctoral-research-associate
I am delighted to announce a UK Economic and Social Research Council funded PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge for a project called “Opening the conservation black box: actors, values and practice in Laikipia, Kenya”, beginning in October 2019. This project is in collaboration with Fauna and Flora International, and will provide the student with access to conduct research within FFI and its local partners.
Full details are available here. The application deadline is January 3rd. Due to restrictions from the sponsor, only EU / UK citizens are eligible to apply. Please consider applying, or pass on this message to anyone you think would be a good applicant.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With many thanks,
CfP for DSA 2019 – deadline Jan 16th 2019
Global Development, civil society and environmental activism (Panel 56)
Convenor: Dr Jessica Hope, University of Bristol
Global leaders, global development agendas and global agreements signal a shift towards a seemingly revised politics of how Development sits across (and works between) North and South, as well as the extent to which Development responds to the urgency of climate change. Civil society, however, has long been engaged in changing dominant, hegemonic logics and practices of Development in response to destructive socio-environmental impacts. In this panel, we explore how newly institutionalizing ‘Global Development’ initiatives discipline, rework, or are reworked by, civil society demands for revising Development in response to environmental degradation and/or climate change in both the global North and South.
Abstract deadline Jan 16th 2019 https://www.nomadit.co.uk/dsa/dsa2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/56
12th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)
Waterloo, ON at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)
Wednesday May 22 – Saturday May 25, 2019
Download the call for abstracts here.
Deadline: January 18, 2019. waterloo2019.cansee.ca/submit
New Nodes – Welcome to POLLEN!
- College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agriculture University (Usman Ashraf)
- “Territorial management of water and environment” (GESTE), Irstea, Strasbourg (Sara Fernandez)
- Joined the Lancaster University node: Luke Parry, Christina Hicks
- The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India (Kavya Michael)
- Department of Geography, Kansas State University (Audrey Joslin)
- Université libre de Bruxelles (Vanina Santy)
- Institut Mines-Télécom BS / LCSP Paris 7 Diderot (Fabrice Flipo)
Marleen Schutter, Ben Neimark, John Childs, Simon Batterbury, Patrick Bigger, James Fraser, Giovanni Bettini, Katharine Howell
POLLEN secretariat, Lancaster University