Fault Lines – Earthquakes and Urbanism in Modern Italy

By Giuseppe Forino* In his recently published book Fault Lines, Giacomo Parrinello delves into the environmental history of two major earthquakes in Sicily in the last century, allowing the earthquakes to narrate a fascinating journey into the dynamics and continuities between urban modernization and reconstruction efforts before and after the disasters. Sicily is one of … Continue reading Fault Lines – Earthquakes and Urbanism in Modern Italy

Green Gentrification: book review and research provocations

García-Lamarca reviews Gould and Lewis’s new book and highlights three missing and important topics for future research on green gentrification. Does greening whiten? Does greening richen? Does greening raise rents and housing prices? These are the three core questions behind Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis’s new book titled Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and … Continue reading Green Gentrification: book review and research provocations

Punk, not cool. Assessing the degrowth debate

By Emanuele Leonardi * Leonardi reviews Giorgos Kallis’ new book “In defense of degrowth”, a volume that provides activists and academics alike with a detailed map of the degrowth discourse, with its theoretical controversies and opportunities for political alliances to come. What struck me first and foremost in the process of reading In defense of degrowth … Continue reading Punk, not cool. Assessing the degrowth debate

Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

In a previous post on ‘Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington’, Panagiota Kotsila shared her reflections on the 2015 Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference, where together we organised a panel titled ‘Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease’. The post promised a forthcoming collection of papers on the topic, … Continue reading Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

El trabajo (barato) migrante en la agricultura neoliberal

Por Yoan Molinero Gerbeau * y Gennaro Avallone ** Los trabajadores migrantes son cada vez más esenciales para el mantenimiento de la agricultura global, un pilar fundamental del sistema capitalista. Desde el último cuarto del siglo pasado hasta la actualidad, el uso de mano de obra migrante para trabajar la agricultura del centro global –o … Continue reading El trabajo (barato) migrante en la agricultura neoliberal

Encountering Arturo Escobar

By Isabella M. Radhuber* Workshops were recently held in Barcelona with Arturo Escobar to discuss two of his key texts. Isabella shares some important reflections on the social and political role of researchers, what it means to place oneself as an academic and how we, more broadly, understand and relate with the world. I felt … Continue reading Encountering Arturo Escobar

A comprehensive political ecology reading list

By Julian Bloomer* Looking for a compilation of important texts in political ecology? Julian Bloomer shares his comprehensive reading list, following a brief introduction to how it came about. This comprehensive but by no means exhaustive reading list recently came about as I started to prepare an undergraduate module in political ecology for the coming … Continue reading A comprehensive political ecology reading list

Decoupling: A Dangerous Fantasy

By Robert Fletcher * Decoupling offers a dangerous neoliberal fantasy that we can overcome environmental limits to indefinite economic growth. It has been more than half a century since Frantz Fanon famously asserted that “what counts today, the question which is looming on the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth.” The neoliberal … Continue reading Decoupling: A Dangerous Fantasy

Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014): Cartografía y conflictos

Se ha liberado el acceso a la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014), dedicada a la cartografía y el mapeo de conflictos socioambientales. Adjuntamos vínculos a todos los artículos de la revista en PDF. EDITORIAL  Marta Conde, Leah Temper, Mariana Walter Los mapas no solo representan el mundo, lo recrean y transforman nuestro entendimiento del mismo … Continue reading Libre acceso a los artículos de la revista Ecología Política nº48 (2014): Cartografía y conflictos

A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

Land Grabbing by Kurt Langbein offers a razor sharp visualization of the tremendous drivers and tragic dramas of mega investments in land.  The new documentary Land Grabbing (Landraub) by Kurt Langbein is in cinemas across Europe this autumn and winter. The rush for land took off years ago, with the food and fuel price hikes of 2008. Perhaps the … Continue reading A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’