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dc.contributor.authorBatterbury, Sen_US
dc.date.available2015-08-26T01:55:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01en_US
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000385216900003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1cen_US
dc.identifier.citationBatterbury, S, Doing political ecology inside and outside the academy, INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL ECOLOGY, 2015, pp. 27 - 43en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-85793-616-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/55477
dc.description.abstractThis chapter reflects on some practical settings in which political ecology is practised inside and beyond academia. I survey political ecology scholarship, and the extent to which it treads its own path as a way to explain complex socio-environmental dynamics. Its particular type of interdisciplinary thinking continues to clash and merge with other approaches to understanding nature–society interactions and relationships. After defining the field, I examine the context for political ecology work in academic institutions, including a fast-changing environment for critical scholarship. Publication outlets include several dedicated journals, and in recent years an increase in the volume of political ecology articles and other outputs. I then argue that teaching is usually an essential component of being a political ecologist, noting that the number of political ecology classes is growing. The presence of political ecology outside the academy is gaining strength too (albeit slowly), and so is its potential for alliances and academic engagement, notably with NGOs and social movements (who already have their own analytical tools and strategies for engaging in environmental politics). A logical outcome for scholars who interrogate causes of inequality and environmental injustice is personal engagement – critically and on the ground – potentially involving advocacy and activism.
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherEDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTDen_US
dc.titleDoing political ecology inside and outside the academyen_US
dc.typeChapter
melbourne.affiliation.departmentResource Management and Geography
melbourne.source.titleINTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL ECOLOGYen_US
melbourne.source.pages27 - 43en_US
melbourne.elementsid996816
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.internal.embargodate2016-02-28
melbourne.contributor.authorBatterbury, Simon
melbourne.contributor.orcidBatterbury, Simon [0000-0002-2801-7483]
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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