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Durkheim, the Action Française and the Question of Nationalism

Sue Stedman-Jones

called ‘AF’), which was formed out of the response to it. The Ligue de la Patrie Fran ç aise had a relatively short life and morphed into its more radical progeny. Central to the Affair also was the question of nationalism: ‘La question nationale est au

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The Nature of Nationalism: Populist Radical Right Parties on Countryside and Climate

Bernhard Forchtner and Christoffer Kølvraa

This article inquires into how contemporary populist radical right parties relate to environmental issues of countryside and climate protection, by analyzing relevant discourses of the British National Party (BNP) and the Danish People's Party (DPP). It does so by looking at party materials along three dimensions: the aesthetic, the symbolic, and the material. The article discusses to what extent the parties' political stances on environmental issues are conditioned by deeper structures of nationalist ideology and the understandings of nature embedded therein. It illustrates a fundamental difference between the way nationalist actors engage in, on the one hand, the protection of nature as national countryside and landscape, epitomizing the nation's beauty, harmony and purity over which the people are sovereign. On the other hand, they deny or cast doubt on environmental risks located at a transnational level, such as those that relate to climate. The article argues that this apparent inconsistency is rooted in the ideological tenets of nationalism as the transnational undermines the nationalist ideal of sovereignty.

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Iranian Environmentalism: Nationhood, Alternative Natures, and the Materiality of Objects

Satoshi Abe

In addressing mounting environmental problems in recent years, many Iranian environmentalists have increasingly adapted discourses and implemented programs that are modeled on scientific ecology. Does this mean the verbatim transfer of Western scientific modernity in Iran? My analyses suggest otherwise. This article explores the unique ways in which a burgeoning environmental awareness unfolds in Iranian contexts by investigating how conceptions of "nature" shape the environmentalists' discourses and practices. It appears that an ecological scientific conception of nature is becoming an important frame of reference among such environmentalists. However, another conception of nature-one framed in relation to Iranian nationhood-makes a key contribution to environmentalism in Iran. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in 2009-2011 in Tehran, this study demonstrates how "Iranian nature" is delineated and practiced through the environmentalists' (re)engagements with certain objects-maps, posters, and photographs-in relation to which local ways of conceptualizing nature are elaborated.

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Book Reviews

Keith Hart, Florence Weber, Nathan Schlanger, Gavin Flood, and Mike Gane

Marcel Mauss, Manual of Ethnography, edited by N. J. Allen, translated by D. Lussier, Oxford and New York: Durkheim Press/Berghahn Press, 2007, pp. 212.

Marcel Mauss, Techniques, Technology and Civilisation, edited and introduced by Nathan Schlanger, New York and Oxford, Durkheim Press/ Berghahn Books, 2006, pp. 178.

Marcel Mauss, Essai sur le don. Forme et raison de l’échange dans les sociétés archaïques, introduction de Florence Weber, Paris: Quadrige/ Presses Universitaires de France, [1925] 2007.

Louise Child, Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness: Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, pp. vii, 197.

James Dingley, Nationalism, Social Theory and Durkheim, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp. 221.

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Marcel Mauss’s ‘Internal Critique of the “Legend of Abraham”’

Adeel Hamza and John Gannon

) that contaminate racism and nationalism. Thus, ‘what theoretical racism calls “race” or “culture” is … a continued origin of the nation, a concentrate of the qualities which belong to the nationals “as their own”; it is in the “race of its children

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Daoist Political Ecology as Green Party Ideology

The Case of the Swedish Greens

Devin K. Joshi

envision to be the relatively peaceful, harmonious, and nurturing character of nature ( Liu 2011 ). Such deviant actions include destructive and harmful behaviors like fighting wars, military conscription, aggressive nationalism, excessive taxation

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The Political Economy of Water in the Past, Present, and Future

John Sonnett

-based problems of water management: Egypt’s nationalism overrode concerns about possible impacts of the Aswan Dam, which now blocks vital silt from reaching the Lower Nile Valley; Saudi Arabia has unwisely invested its oil money into profligate use of water

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Law Abiding Citizens

On Popular Support for the Illegal Killing of Wolves

Olve Krange, Erica von Essen, and Ketil Skogen

.1111/cobi.12420 . Elgenius , Gabriella , and Jens Rydgren . 2019 . “ Frames of Nostalgia and Belonging: The Resurgence of Ethno-Nationalism in Sweden .” European Societies 21 ( 4 ): 583 – 602 . https://doi.org/10

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The Role of Naturalness in Ecological Restoration

A Case Study from the Cook County Forest Preserves

Nicole M. Evans and William P. Stewart

natural selection for fitness for thousands of years. It is fitting and it belongs. To destroy it is to destroy the real America” ( J. Jensen 1927 ). Jensen quite explicitly linked naturalness, divine design, and nationalism to make the case for native

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Dam Close Water Resources and Productions of Harmony in Central Japan

Eric J. Cunningham

, and carried out using machinery from the United States. In this Makio was part of a larger trend of postwar “American liberal nationalism” in which dam building was embroiled in Cold War geopolitics and stood as a marker of democracy, progress, and