Over the last several decades, scholars and practitioners have progressively acknowledged that we cannot consider cities as the place where nature stops anymore, resulting in urban environments being increasingly appreciated and theorized as hybrids between nature and culture, entities made of socio-ecological processes in constant transformation. Spanning the fields of political ecology, environmental studies, and sociology, this new direction in urban theory emerged in concert with global concern for sustainability and environmental justice. This volume explores the notion that connecting with nature holds the key to a more progressive and liberatory politics.
Martin Locret-Collet is Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Birmingham and works as a Research Associate for the Liveable Cities Project.
Simon Springer is Professor of Human Geography, Head of Discipline for Geography and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Jennifer Mateer is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Geography, while also lecturing in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Maleea Acker is Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Preface, John P. Clark
Introduction: The Political Inhabiting the Earth, Simon Springer, Martin Locret-Collet, and Jennifer Mateer
Chapter 1. An Effective Approach to Circular Economy within the Domain of Social Ecology, Andrej Fideršek
Chapter 2. Heritage as a ‘Common’: Exploring Alternative Approaches for Degrowth, Elizabeth Auclair
Chapter 3. Local Resistance to Mega-Infrastructure Projects as a Place of Emancipation: Land Use Conflits, Radical Democracy and Oppositional Public Spaces, Jérome Pélenc, Anahita Grisoni, Julien Milanesi, Léa Sébastien, and Manuel Cervera Marzal
Chapter 4. Agri(Cultural) Resistance: Food Sovereignty and Anarchism in Response to the Socio-Biodiversity Crisis - Cassidy Thomas and Leonardo E. Figueroa-Helland
Chapter 5. Our Graves Above the Timberline: Urban Green Commons, Intergenerational Justice and Diachronic Environmental Politics, Martin Locret-Collet
Chapter 6. An Anarchist Landscape? Rethinking Landscape and ‘Other’ Geographies, Gerónimo Barrera de la Torre
Chapter 7. Kenneth Rexroth and Paul Goodman: Poets, Writers Anarchists and Political Ecologists, Gregory Knapp
Chapter 8. The Prefigurative Politics of Going Off-Grid: Anarchist Political Ecology and Socio-Material Infrastructures, Ryan Alan Sporer and Kevin Suemnicht
Chapter 9. Escape from Ecology: Necrophilia and the Left’s Internalized Green Scare, Dan Fischer
Chapter 10. Are the State and Public Institutions Compatible with Degrowth? An Anarchist Perspective, Francisco J. Toro