By María J. Beltrán. Virtual water and water footprint studies, when disembedded from all institutional and political processes alter our understanding of ecosystems, from complex systems thinking toward simple flow analysis.
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.
Reflections from the Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) conference, one of the biggest annual gatherings in the field. This February, six of us from the ENTITLE network presented our work at the DOPE (Dimensions of Political Ecology) conference held at Kentucky University, Lexington. Creighton Connolly and myself organised a session on “Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease”, where eight panellists presented topics that ranged from perceptions on autism, homelessness, human waste and hygiene, to concepts of politicisation, agential realism and empowerment. […]
First published in 1991, Ecología Política is an international bi-annual Spanish-language journal that focuses on ecological debates with special attention paid to environmental and political conflicts. The current issue (48) has just been published under the title: “Cartografía y conflictos. Herramientas para resistir, movilizar y construir” (Cartography and conflicts. Tools to resist, mobilise and build). This issue of Ecología Política is organised in seven sections. The first section introduces key concepts from three European projects – EJOLT, ENGOV and “Social Metabolism and Environmental Conflicts” – that were developed between 2011 […]
by Melissa Garcia Lamarca I can’t sleep at night, in fact I’m taking sleeping pills regularly, but my dreams are filled with children grasping on to me for help. The other day one of my comrades (compañeros) sent a foreign television crew to our squatted building for an interview, which was not supposed to last very long. But it went on for two hours. And they wanted to see my old house, where I was evicted from three years ago. I hadn’t been back since, […]
by Panagiota Kotsila About a year ago, journalist Rose George gave a TED-talk about sanitation and diarrhoea in which she invited people to “talk crap, seriously” and got almost 1.5 million views. Today, after four years of researching this topic, I realize we need to question George’s speech. It is indeed a frustrating reality that she is drawing attention to: “diarrheal disease kills more children than AIDS, tuberculosis and measles disease do, together”. This is happening despite the fact that there exist ways to prevent […]
by Marien González Hidalgo I am now back in Santiago de Chile, after spending six intense weeks doingfieldwork mainly in the province of Arauco (Southern Chile), researchinga second case study for my PhD thesis on the political ecology of forest fires. I am an environmentalist and environmental scientist with training in psychology and therapy. That’s why in my academic work I also aim to deal with or to be aware of “the emotional” in environmental conflicts. This may sound strange and perhaps difficult, both in theory and […]
The Geography Department of Harokopio University, in Athens, promoted until the end of June (see the program here) several seminars on radical geography. Núria Benach, from the University of Barcelona, was the invited speaker at the 11th of April. She reflected on the role of radical geography in the current times of crisis, offering, as she called it, a Spanish perspective.