Presence to Influence: Examining the Politics of Representation in Global Environmental Governance

By: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)[1] Laura Zanotti (Department of Anthropology and Center for the Environment, Purdue University)[2] Kate Haapala (Department of Political Science, Purdue University) Sarah Huang (Department of Anthropology and Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Purdue University) Savannah Schulze (Department of Anthropology, Purdue University) Kate Yeater (Department of Anthropology, Purdue … More Presence to Influence: Examining the Politics of Representation in Global Environmental Governance

Conjuring Property: An Interview with Jeremy Campbell

Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon By Jeremy Campbell 2015. 256 pp. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. § Theresa Miller (Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution) spoke with Jeremy Campbell (Associate Professor, Roger Williams University) about his recent book on political economy in formation in the Brazilian Amazon. As an “ethnography of political economy in formation” (p. xiii), … More Conjuring Property: An Interview with Jeremy Campbell

Cultivating the Nile: An Interview with Jessica Barnes

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt By Jessica Barnes 248pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. § Colin Hoag (UC Santa Cruz and Aarhus University) spoke with Prof. Jessica Barnes about her recent book on the culture and politics of water management in Egypt.     For Engagement readers who have not … More Cultivating the Nile: An Interview with Jessica Barnes

Conversations

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Aarhus University § i. I carry home the shock of green wheat it nods as I walk.   Yesterday we saw the earth-tongues with the moss and snowdrops and last year’s old leaves. We stopped to listen.   It nods as I walk, yes, yes, all the seeds chanting and chanting.   … More Conversations

Poetry in the Anthropocene

By Autumn Sharp, University of Kent § I’ll only ask questions I don’t want to know the answers to “Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.”     –Deborah Byrd for EarthSky, Nov 25, 2015 1 There is … More Poetry in the Anthropocene

Mining Capitalism: An Interview with Stuart Kirsch

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics By Stuart Kirsch 328 pp. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014 § Chitra Venkataramani (South Asian Studies, Harvard University) and Chris Hebdon (Anthropology and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) interview Stuart Kirsch about his recent book on the interactions of corporations and social … More Mining Capitalism: An Interview with Stuart Kirsch

Editorial Note: The Re-Launch of Engagement

By The Editors § Since its inception in 2012, the Anthropology and Environment Society’s “Engagement Blog” has published first-hand accounts by scholars engaged in work on environmental problems. Today, we are very excited to relaunch the blog on a new WordPress platform. In its new avatar, the blog will continue its mission while expanding its … More Editorial Note: The Re-Launch of Engagement