The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene

Robert Fletcher (Author) Bram Buscher (Author)
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Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Verso
Publish Date
February 11, 2020
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781788737715

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About the Author

Bram Büscher is Professor and Chair of the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University and holds visiting positions at the University of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch University. Bram has published over 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes and is the author of Transforming the Frontier: Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa. Bram is one of the senior editors of the open-access journal Conservation & Society.

Robert Fletcher is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research interests include conservation, development, tourism, climate change, globalization and resistance and social movements. He is the author of Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism (Duke University Press, 2014) and co-editor of NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age (U of Arizona Press, 2014) and Lessons from the Ecolaboratory: Negotiating Environment and Development in Costa Rica (U of Arizona Press, forthcoming), having also written more than sixty academic articles and book chapters. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Geoforum and Associate Editor of Conservation & Society.

Reviews

"This book is a remarkable intellectual and political achievement, demonstrating nothing less than how to organize and practice revolutionary conservation beyond the Anthropocene, but within the ruins of uneven socio-ecological capitalist development. A razor-sharp analysis of conservation and how to politicize its futures."
--Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester

"In our era of unprecedented conservation needs and challenges, this hard-hitting, clear-sighted book offers a radical and timely way forward. Two eminent and committed political ecologists cut a path through old and new conservation debates and dichotomies--people vs. nature, capitalism vs. post-capitalism--to offer a new paradigm and politics around conviviality. Vital reading, and a vital manifesto for all concerned with how people and non-human natures can live well together."
--Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

"Buscher and Fletcher significantly advance radical alternatives to mainstream conservation, especially by locating them within the need for systemic alternatives to capitalism (and hopefully by implication, though not explicitly stated, patriarchy). Their notion of convivial conservation, building on innovative traditions that have broken away from dominant notions of progress and develop-ment, helps envisage an end to the human domination of the earth, so desperately needed."
--Ashish Kothari, co-author with A. Shrivastava of Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India

"This book is an remarkable intellectual and political achievement, demonstrating nothing less than how to organize and practice revolutionary conservation beyond the Anthropocene, but within the ruins of uneven socio-ecological capitalist development. A razor-sharp analysis of conservation and how to politicize its futures."
--Erik Swyngedouw

"The debate over the conservation of creation is necessarily deep and contentious--this new approach deserves a careful reading from everyone who cares about human and more-than-human nature!"
--Bill McKibben

"A thoughtful, gentle and comprehensive overview...will become a mandatory read in political ecology, environmental history and conservation courses everywhere."
--Journal of Political Ecology