Decolonizing Extinction: An Interview with Juno Salazar Parreñas

Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation By Juno Salazar Parreñas, The Ohio State University 288pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. § Colin Hoag spoke with Prof. Juno Salazar Parreñas about her recent book on the orangutan rehabilitation in Malaysia.     For Engagement readers who have not yet read your book, could […]

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Conjuring Property: An Interview with Jeremy Campbell

Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon By Jeremy Campbell, Roger Williams University  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 […]

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Cultivating the Nile: An Interview with Jessica Barnes

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt By Jessica Barnes, University of South Carolina 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 […]

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Mining Capitalism: An Interview with Stuart Kirsch

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics By Stuart Kirsch, University of Michigan 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 […]

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Molly Doane’s “Stealing Shining Rivers”: Transnational Conservation Meets a Mexican Forest

ENGAGEMENT Blog editor Micha Rahder recently caught up with Molly Doane to discuss her recent book, Stealing Shining Rivers: Agrarian Conflict, Market Logic, and Conservation in a Mexican Forest (2012, University of Arizona Press), and its broader contributions to debates over communal lands, forest conservation, and neoliberal policies. The book recently won “Best book on […]

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Cynthia Fowler’s “Ignition Stories”: Anthropological Explorations of Fire Ecology and Social Justice

ENGAGEMENT Blog editor Micha Rahder recently spoke with Cynthia Fowler to discuss her recent book, Ignition Stories: Indigenous Fire Ecology in the Indo-Australian Monsoon Zone (2013, Carolina Academic Press), and its broader contributions to fire management and social justice debates in Indonesia and around the world. This interview is the latest in an ENGAGEMENT series […]

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Up the Financier: Studying the California Carbon Market

ENGAGEMENT co-editor Chris Hebdon catches up with University of Kentucky geographer Patrick Bigger.   CH: How would you explain your dissertation research on the California carbon market? PB: At the broadest level, my research is about understanding how a brand new commodity market tied to environmental improvement is brought into the world, and then how it […]

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