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Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles

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Volume 101

CEDLA Latin America Studies

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Environment and Citizenship in Latin America

Natures, Subjects and Struggles

Edited by Alex Latta and Hannah Wittman
Published in Association with the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), Amsterdam

262 pages, 1 table, 2 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-0-85745-747-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (July 2012)

ISBN  978-1-78238-909-5 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (January 2015)

eISBN 978-0-85745-748-6 eBook

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“This book is a major contribution to our understanding of environmental politics in Latin America. The chapters present a wealth of original research that shows that environmental concerns are part of the daily life of indigenous populations and other grassroots groups. The theoretical frame of environmental citizenship provides a compelling way for thinking about how their environmental demands are closely linked to their national identity, political participation, land and resources.”  ·  Kathryn Hochstetler, University of Waterloo


Scholarship related to environmental questions in Latin America has only recently begun to coalesce around citizenship as both an empirical site of inquiry and an analytical frame of reference. This has led to a series of new insights and perspectives, but few efforts have been made to bring these various approaches into a sustained conversation across different social, temporal and geographic contexts. This volume is the result of a collaborative endeavour to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America. Providing a window onto leading scholarship in the field, the book also sets an ambitious agenda to spark further research.

Alex Latta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Hannah Wittman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia

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Subject: Environmental Studies (General) Anthropology (General)
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean


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