Environment and Society

Advances in Research

Paige West, Barnard College, Columbia University
Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield

Subjects: Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography

CALL FOR PAPERS: Volume 11: Thematic Focus: Oceans

                                      Volume 12: Thematic Focus: Pollution/Toxicity



Volume 10 | 2019

Special Issue: Megaprojects

Guest edited by Seth Schindler, Simin Fadaee, and Dan Brockington

Contemporary Megaprojects: An Introduction

Seth Schindler, Simin Fadaee, and Dan Brockington


Unbuilt and Unfinished: The Temporalities of Infrastructure

Ashley Carse and David Kneas

Biomimicry as a Meta-Resource and Megaproject: A Literature Review

Veronica Davidov

The Urban Politics of Mega-Events: Grand Promises Meet Local Resistance

John Lauermann

Mega-Plantations in Southeast Asia: Landscapes of Displacement

Miles Kenney-Lazar and Noboru Ishikawa

Becoming an Agricultural Growth Corridor: African Megaprojects at a Situated Scale 

Serena Stein and Marc Kalina

What Makes a Megaproject? A Review of Global Hydropower Assemblages

Grant M. Gutierrez, Sarah Kelly, Joshua J. Cousins, and Christopher Sneddon 

Remaking Oceans Governance: Critical Perspectives on Marine Spatial Planning

Luke Fairbanks, Noëlle Boucquey, Lisa M. Campbell, and Sarah Wise

(Un)seen Seas: Technological Mediation, Oceanic Imaginaries, and Future Depths

Stephanie Ratté

Home and Away: The Politics of Life after Earth

Micha Rahder

Book Reviews

BARANDIARÁN, Javiera, Science and Environment in Chile: The Politics of Expert Advice in a Neoliberal Democracy

Marcus Mendoza

HOOVER, Elizabeth, The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Sierra Martinez

MCKENZIE, Matthew, Breaking the Banks: Representations and Realities in New England Fisheries, 1866–1966

Antonia Sohns

SARATHY, Brinda, Vivien HAMILTON, and Janet FARRELL, eds., Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise

Alex Souchen

SCOTT, James C, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

Marcus Hamilton

WESTBROOK, Vivienne, Shaun COLLIN, Dean CRAWFORD and Mark NICHOLLS, Sharks in the Arts: From Feared to Revered

Erika Techera

Volume 10 / 2019, 1 issue per volume (autumn)

Aims & Scope

Environment and Society: Advances in Research is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls.

The field of research on environment and society is growing rapidly and becoming of ever-greater importance not only in academia but also in policy circles and for the public at large. This growth reflects the urgency of debate and the pace and scale of change with respect to the water crisis, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the looming energy crisis, nascent resource wars, environmental refugees, climate change, and environmental justice, which are just some of the many compelling challenges facing society today and in the future. It also reflects the richness and insights of scholarship exploring diverse cultural forms, social phenomena, and political-economic formations in which society and nature are intricately intertwined, if not indistinguishable.

As a forum to address these issues, we are delighted to present an important peer-reviewed annual: Environment and Society: Advances in Research. Through this journal we hope to stimulate advanced research and action on these and other critical issues and encourage international communication and exchange among all relevant disciplines.

Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.


Environment and Society: Advances in Research is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • CAB Abstracts (CABI Publishing)
  • Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Scopus (Elsevier)

Introducing: EnviroSociety, a multimedia site that provides insights into contemporary socio-ecological issues with posts from top scholars in the social sciences that engage readers interested in current environmental topics.


Paige West, Barnard College, Columbia University
Dan Brockington, University of Sheffield

Book Review Editors
Michael Cepek, University of Texas, San Antonio
Jamon Halvaksz, University of Texas, San Antonio

Managing Editor
Rebecca Feinberg, University of California, Santa Cruz

Editorial Advisory Board
Tor Arve Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Aletta Biersack, University of Oregon
Brian Boyd, Columbia University
Bram Büscher, Wageningen University & Research
James G. Carrier, Independent Scholar
Noel Castree, University of Wollongong
Molly Doane, University of Illinois at Chicago
Scott Freeman, American University
Lindsey Gillson, University of Cape Town
Jerry Jacka, University of Colorado Boulder
Jeff Kinch, National Fisheries College, Papua New Guinea
Ken MacDonald, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Laura Mentore, University of Mary Washington
Sarah Milne, Australian National University
Amelia Moore, University of Rhode Island
Katja Neves, Concordia University
Nicole Peterson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Kartik Shanker, Indian Institute of Science
Kimberly Tallbear, University of Alberta
Sarah Vaughn, University of California, Berkeley
Ariela Zycherman, United States Department of Agriculture

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Authors published in Environment and Society: Advances in Research (ARES) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete ARES ethics statement.

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