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978-1-7936-3234-0 • Hardback • January 2022 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
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Sarah Hitchner is assistant research scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia.
John Schelhas is research forester with the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service.
J. Peter Brosius is distinguished research professor of anthropology at the University of Georgia and founding director of the University of Georgia's Center for Integrative Conservation Research.
J. Marshall Shepherd
Introduction Bioenergy Stories at the Intersection of Energy, Landscape, Race, and Climate in the U.S. South
Chapter 2 What People Hear and What People Say about Bioenergy: Translating Bioenergy Narratives, Imaginaries, and Metaphors
Chapter 3 Bioenergy Landscapes: Impacts of Bioenergy Developments on Forest-Dependent Communities in the U.S. South
Chapter 4 What’s Climate Change Got to Do with It?: The Relevance (Or Not) of Climate Change to Perceptions of Bioenergy
Chapter 5 “The South Be the South”: How Bioenergy Development Illustrates and Affects
Racial Dynamics in the U.S. South
Conclusion A New Bioenergy Imaginary in the U.S. South
This work offers an engaging, multi-faceted ethnography, covering two Georgia sites and one in Mississippi…. This book is well-researched and meticulously referenced. It will interest scholars in a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology and environmental studies to political science.Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates. Graduate students, faculty, and professionals. General readers.— Choice Reviews
When most people think of renewable energy innovation, they might envision California with its progressive environmental policies or Texas with its burgeoning wind industry. Less often do people or scholars locate the epicenter of renewable energy development in the forests of the Deep South. Forests as Fuel reveals a complicated and compelling story about what technological innovation looks like in rural areas of the South that are fraught with economic challenges and deep racial divides. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in wood-based energy development and environmental justice.— Sarah Mittlefehldt, Northern Michigan University
Hitchner, Schelhas, and Brosius offer a comprehensive ethno-graphic analysis of the challenges to sustainable forest-based bioenergy - as seen through the eyes of the people of the U.S. South. The authors carefully identify points of friction and opportunities in a sector that needs to be inclusive in its land-based energy quest to respond to a changing climate.— Francisco X. Aguilar Cabezas, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences