March 1, 2016

Going beyond the “ecological turn” in the humanities

By Aaron Vansintjan.* Talk about the Anthropocene often has a tendency to rely on apolitical and colonialist assumptions. But the turn to ecology in the humanities will require acknowledging—and, more importantly, supporting—those peoples who have never turned their back on ‘ecology’ in the first place.
November 26, 2015

'Friendly colonialism' and the contradictions of our progressive governments

by Eduardo Gudynas* Gudynas answers and reflects on the debate his arguments raised about colonialism and extractivism in Latin America.
October 20, 2015

Gudynas and Harvey

Following the commentary of Eduardo Gudynas, on the careless reproduction of concepts from Western scholars to explicate environmental conflict situations in the global South, scholars from CENEDET (Centro Nacional de Estrategia para el Derecho al Territorio) in Ecuador -a center where David Harvey is the director- gave a heated response. Joan Martinez Alier now gives his own opinion on this debate and on the usefulness of “extractivism” and “accumulation by dispossession” concepts for Latin America.
October 13, 2015

Latin American political ecology according to the Progresistas Bolivarianos

By Carmelo Ruiz* The region’s progressive governments are hardening their positions in favour of mining and oil extraction and against civil society environmental organizations and other critics of extractivism.
October 1, 2015

Decolonizing nature, the academy, and Europe: An interview with Zoe Todd

by Aaron Vansintjan* “Political ecology will remain a colonizing force until it credits Indigenous worldviews and supports the work of Indigenous scholars.“
September 29, 2015

CFPs for international political ecology conference: "Undisciplined Environments" (March 20-23, 2016, Stockholm)

A compilation of panels and workshops that have open calls for contributions to the Undisciplined Environments international political ecology conference (Stockholm, March 20-23, 2016).
September 8, 2015

The Political Ecology of Everyday Life under Settler Colonialism II – Reporting from Palestine

By Melissa García Lamarca Picking up from the first post by several ENTITLE fellows on our experiences in Palestine at the International Conference of Critical Geography, this post focuses on dispossession, appropriation and the erasure of (certain) histories in the city of Jaffa.
November 4, 2014

Repensando las raíces y trayectorias de la Ecología Política

de Tom Perreault* Esta charla es un intento de dar sentido a unos dilemas o contradicciones inherentes en la ecología política. Quiero empezar por proponer que entendamos la ecología política como una aporía.  Una “aporía” es una paradoja de lógica insuperable. Es un término utilizado por el geógrafo norteamericano Joel Wainwright para describir el desarrollo socio-económico; en el sentido de que, a pesar de todos sus problemas y desigualdades, es imposible no querer el desarrollo. En el mismo sentido, veo la ecología política—y en particular la […]