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Luísa Schmidt, Ana Horta, Augusta Correia, and Susana Fonseca

In a time of economic crisis the need to adopt energy conservation practices comes to the fore. It is helpful to evaluate the role of young people as both consumers and potential agents of change bridging the gap between school and family to encourage lower household energy consumption. Based on two surveys of parents and students of a secondary school in Lisbon, plus in-depth interviews with parents, this article analyzes the complexity of this challenge, highlighting adults' perceptions of their children's contribution to energy saving. Results show that parents see young people as major energy consumers. Young people's engagement with electronic equipment as essential components of their lifestyles and their belief in technology as a solution to energy problems thwart them from being promoters of energy saving. In this context of scarcity, parents try to protect their children's well-being and opportunities in life by accepting their children's unrestricted energy use.

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Sanne van der Hout and Martin Drenthen

“goods” produced by nature; it is also connected with “a new way of viewing and valuing nature” (2002: 1). Once we recognize nature as our mentor, we simultaneously have to recognize ourselves as nature’s students , open to the lessons nature has in

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Yves Laberge

a minor quibble. Perhaps students at the master’s level who can read French would particularly appreciate this balanced book, because the authors have elaborated a working framework for the political economy of sustainable development that never

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Thomas D. Hall

. However, they are all very useful for students and general readers and aid both to step back from details to see larger issues. It is difficult to write for students and interested readers simultaneously, Islam does this deftly if at the cost of some

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

-nature divide and the misconception that nature is a simple set of resources for human use. For instance, she recommended: Instead of structured, fatigue-inducing, timed lessons that teach students that nature is produced for human use, guiding children on

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Patrick McEvoy

rely on for provisioning. Grasseni’s account of the GAS movement is, in large part, a case study of an applied activist political ecology. Conclusion Each of these books has strengths that make them valuable reading for postgraduate students. Paxson

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Zuzana Hrdličková

The expression “field trip” is well understood within educational circles. Students travel away from their normal environment to observe objects of interest and the authentic experience is supposed to increase their learning and retention of

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby, and Ryan Anderson

they see fit. For scholars and students interested in questions of oil, the environment, and indigeneity—or simply curious about what counts as great ethnography and how it might be done—the book is a must-read. Bret Gustafson Washington University in

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Tracey Heatherington

, though at times putridly smug. He plays fast and loose with cultural and political analysis, often relying on anecdotal experiences as a graduate student in the Netherlands. A US-centered focus is nevertheless implicit, and comparisons fail to analyze the

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Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman, and Peter C. Little

of terms for debate and analysis for researchers and students interested in Ecuadorian politics and environmental politics in the Global South. Tammy Lewis draws on dozens of interviews in Ecuador with representatives of international organizations