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Researching Cities, Transforming Ecology

An Investigation into Urban Ecology Agendas

Céline Granjou, Joëlle Salomon Cavin, Valérie Boisvert, Maud Chalmandrier, Silvia Flaminio, Christian Kull, and Marco Moretti

In his review of the recent book Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities , edited by Clint Boal and Cheryl Dykstra , avian ecologist James Bednarz writes that, although he was well “aware of historical records of these

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The Ecology of Images

Seeing and the Study of Religion

David Morgan

Opening with a review of leading accounts of the image as an object with agency, this article proposes to study religious images within the webs or networks that endow them with agency. The example of a well-known medieval reliquary serves to show how what I refer to as 'focal objects' participate in the creation of assemblages that engage human and non-human actors in the social construction of the sacred. Focal objects are nodal points that act as interfaces with the network, particularly with invisible agents within it. As participants in a network, images are like masks, offering access to what looks through the mask at viewers engaged in a complex of relations that constructs a visual field or the ecology of an image.

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

The age of Enlightenment marked a discursive, ideological division between humans and their ecologies, with a hierarchical organization that awarded highest value to humans ( Foucault 2005 ; Horkheimer and Adorno 1972 ; Plumwood 2002 ). Dominant

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Towards Dalit Ecologies

Indulata Prasad

. (Raghavan Atholi 2018: 350) In conversation with the burgeoning scholarship in Black ecologies, this article reviews broad bodies of literature concerning Dalit experiences of ecological vulnerability that may be read as the basis for a related subfield

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Scale Matters

Relating Wetland Loss and Commercial Fishing Activity in Louisiana across Spatial Scales

Amy Freitag, Suzana Blake, Patricia M. Clay, Alan C. Haynie, Chris Kelble, Michael Jepson, Stephen Kasperski, Kirsten M. Leong, Jamal H. Moss, and Seann D. Regan

options available at any given scale. The scales of human interaction are often much smaller than the scale of the management jurisdiction or the ecological range, creating a scalar mismatch between humans, ecology, and management. In the short term, these

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The Political Ecology of Vladimir Arsen’ev

Sergey Glebov

'ev became a writer of adventure literature and purveyor of ecological sensibilities of the late Soviet era, his legacy largely purified of its imperial context. In this article, I discuss what I call the political ecology of V. K. Arsen'ev. The term

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New Horizons for Sustainable Architecture

Hydro-Logical Design for the Ecologically Responsive City

Brook Muller

structure that conditions a new ecology (a novel ecosystem). To see the city-as-watershed and to affect this larger-scale urban conversion requires attending to ecologically responsive, multifunctional, and expressive water systems at the building and

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Toward an Ecology of Disentanglement

Jozef Keulartz

will result in the latter being severely curtailed in their freedom to shape their own lives autonomously, and I will therefore make a case in favor of what I call an “ecology of disentanglement.” Ecomodernism The concept of the Anthropocene has

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Black Geographies and Black Ecologies as Insurgent Ecocriticism

Alex A. Moulton and Inge Salo

ecologies challenge analyses and histories of Black people and their places as additive to existing accounts. In Black ecologies literature, the relationship between antiblackness, the exploitation of nature and ecological crisis, and the imperative of

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Daoist Political Ecology as Green Party Ideology

The Case of the Swedish Greens

Devin K. Joshi

parties over the past three decades. As shown here, this green party's current ideology strongly reflects key imperatives of Daoist political ecology, including de-centralizing power, supporting peace, nourishing life, rejecting patriarchy, and taking a