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Rebecca Hardin

Relationships emerging between corporate actors and environmental conservation organizations range from partnerships in field operations to gifts brokered at the upper echelons of corporate and nongovernmental organization (NGO) management. Drawing on Mauss’s original formulation of “the gift,” I consider the social consequences and contexts of these relationships, over various territorial and temporal scales. I argue that recent critiques of conservation NGOs for having “sold out” to corporate interests obscure a more nuanced view of such relationships, their roots in the history of wildlife conservation under colonial circumstances, and their connections to new modes of hybrid environmental governance. These latter include transformations in corporate practice vis-à-vis consumer preference, processes of certification, and educational impacts on professional training for industry personnel, as well as the adoption by many NGOs of terminologies and planning processes from the corporate world. These relational norms and institutional transformations make any oversimplified notion of corporate responsibility insufficient with respect to environmental sectors.

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Kuang-Yi Ku

by mainstream western medicine. Is there a way to resolve the conflicts among health, culture, and environmental conservation through a new interpretation of traditional Chinese medicine? Bringing non-western perspectives to speculative design

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Can nature be governed?

Design, practice, and power in environmental conservation

Michael L. Cepek

Luis A. Vivanco, Green encounters: Shaping and contesting environmentalism in rural Costa Rica. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007, pp. 240, ISBN 1845455045.

James G. Carrier and Paige West, eds., Virtualism, governance and practice: Vision and execution in environmental conservation. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009, pp. 196, ISBN 184545619X.

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Kathleen Lowrey, Eben Kirksey, Julie Velásquez Runk, Jessica O'Reilly, Melissa Checker, Juliana Essen, Rebecca Mari Meuninck, Jason Roberts, Yu Huang, James H. McDonald, Wendy R. Townsend, Robert Fletcher, Megan Tracy, and E.N. Anderson

BLASER, Mario, Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond

HALVERSON, Anders, An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World

HECKLER, Serena, Landscape, Process, and Power: Re-Evaluating Traditional Environmental Knowledge

HELMREICH, Stefan, Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas

HOLIFIELD, Ryan, Michael PORTER, and Gordon WALKER, eds., Spaces of Environmental Justice

LANSING, J. Stephen, Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

LYON, Sarah, and Mark MOBERG, eds., Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

MARSH, Kevin R., Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness in the Pacific Northwest

MUSCOLINO, Micah S., Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

PERRAMOND, Eric P., Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions

RINGHOFER, Lisa, Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon: On a Local Society in Transition

SCHELHAS, John, and Max J. PFEFFER, Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central America

TRUBEK, Amy B., The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir

VAYDA, Andrew P., Explaining Human Actions and Environmental Changes

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Religion and Environment

Exploring Spiritual Ecology

Leslie E. Sponsel

Many scholars have touched on the relationships between religion and nature since the work of late nineteenth-century anthropologists such as Edward B. Tylor. This is almost inevitable in studying some religions, especially indigenous ones. Nevertheless, only since the 1950s has anthropological research gradually been developing that is intentionally focused on the influence of religion on human ecology and adaptation, part of a recent multidisciplinary field that some call spiritual ecology (Merchant 2005; Sponsel 2001, 2005a, 2007a, 2007b, 2007c; S. Taylor 2006). At last this ecological approach is beginning to receive some attention in textbooks on the anthropology of religion, ecological anthropology, human ecology, and environmental conservation, though it is still uncommon in the anthropological periodicals (Bowie 2006; Marten 2001; Merchant 2005; Russell and Harshbarger 2003; Townsend 2009). This article summarizes a sample of the growing literature and cites other sources to help facilitate the eff orts of those who may find this new subject to be of sufficient interest for further inquiry.

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Pamela McElwee

– 679 . doi:10.1177/0309132507088030 . 10.1177/0309132507088030 Brockington , Dan . 2011 . “ Ecosystem Services and Fictitious Commodities .” Environmental Conservation 38 ( 4 ): 367 – 369 . doi:10.1017/S0376892911000531 . 10.1017/S

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Conceptualizing sub-national regional cooperation

Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia case study

Diana Morales

, environmental conservation and cultural protection, tourist entrepreneurs and artisan coffee producers who have found alternative sources of income and companies developing mass tourism and luxury construction by making use of the CCLC trademark

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New Materialist Approaches to Fisheries

The Birth of “Bycatch”

Lauren Drakopulos

In the late twentieth century, bycatch made a splash on the global environmental scene. 1 News media and the environmental conservation sector circulated graphic images of dolphins’ fatal encounters with commercial fishing boats and videos of

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Brendon M. H. Larson

: Linking Ecological and Cultural Systems .” Environmental Conservation 35 ( 4 ): 281 – 293 . 10.1017/S0376892908005146 Proctor , James D. 2009 . “ Environment After Nature: Time for a New Vision .” In Envisioning Nature, Science, and Religion , pp

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Andrea Butcher

I have dealt with such encounters elsewhere (e.g. Butcher 2015 ). I have also elsewhere examined the ways that religious ceremony and development practice together have creatively sought solutions to environmental conservation and climate change