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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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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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Decolonizing Development in Diné Bikeyah

Resource Extraction, Anti-Capitalism, and Relational Futures

Melanie K. Yazzie

growth, and resource extraction in the postwar Southwestern United States, the award-winning historian Andrew Needham (2014) argues that competing definitions of Navajo nationalism in this era used the language of colonialism and decolonization to

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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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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

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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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Fighting Invasive Infrastructures

Indigenous Relations against Pipelines

Anne Spice

. Gledhill , John . 2008 . “ ‘The People’s Oil’: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Possibility of Another Country in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela ”. Focaal—Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 52 : 57 – 74 . Goeman , Mishuana . 2013

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Michael Sheridan

Boundaries have become hot topics in recent social science. Studies of nationalism, globalization, and migration require attention to spatially bounded social phenomena. Gender, race, and class studies focus on bounded categories and the work it

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Meshworks and the Making of Climate Places in the European Alps

A Framework for Ethnographic Research on the Perceptions of Climate Change

Sophie Elixhauser, Stefan Böschen, and Katrin Vogel

: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . Rev . ed. London : Verso . Appadurai , Arjun . 1996 . “ Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology .” In Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization , ed

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

from narrow ideas within strict boundaries of nationalism, language, ethnicity, and tradition, to broader “sites of struggle,” through which “the social order is maintained, challenged, produced, and reproduced, in the performance of various social