Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity
«<p><strong>“Intricately transdisciplinary and cross-geographical, it is the first volume of its kind to caringly craft a gathering concept, that of ecocultural identities, bringing together the social, political, and ecological dimensions of identity. What results is a treasure of insights on the politics of life, broadly speaking, and a novel toolbox for tackling effectively the damages caused by modern capitalist modes of extraction and the urgent task of Earth’s ontological repair and renewal.”</strong></p> <p><em>Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill</em></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>“Too often mislabelled an ‘issue,’ the environment is in fact integral not just to everything we do but to who we are. This link between our identity and our ecology has long been recognised in many societies, but others seem to have forgotten its signal importance. This superb collection shows why all identities are ecocultural ones, and w»
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Part I illuminates identity as always ecocultural, expanding dominant understandings of who we are and how our ways of identifying engender earthly outcomes.
Part II examines ways ecocultural identities are fostered and how difference and spaces of interaction can be sources of environmental conviviality.
Part III illustrates consequential ways the media sphere informs, challenges, and amplifies particular ecocultural identities.
Part IV delves into the constitutive power of ecocultural identities and illuminates ways ecological forces shape the political sphere.
Part V demonstrates multiple and unspooling ways in which ecocultural identities can evolve and transform to recall ways forward to reciprocal surviving and thriving.
The Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity provides an essential resource for scholars, teachers, students, protectors, and practitioners interested in ecological and sociocultural regeneration.
The Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity has been awarded the 2020 Book Award from the National Communication Association's (USA) Environmental Communication Division.
Part I. Illuminating and Problematizing Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 1. Interbreathing Ecocultural Identity in the Humilocene
David Abram with Tema Milstein and Jose Castro-Sotomayor
Chapter 2. Ecocultural Identity Boundary Patrol and Transgression
Chapter 3. Borderland Ecocultural Identities
Carlos A. Tarin, Sarah D. Upton, Stacey K. Sowards
Chapter 4. Ecocultural Identities in Intercultural Encounters
Chapter 5. Western Dominator Ecocultural Identity and the Denial of Animal Autonomy
Chapter 6. Critical Ecocultural Intersectionality
Melissa Michelle Parks
Part II. Forming and Fostering Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 7. Intersectional Ecocultural Identity in Family Stories
Mariko Oyama Thomas
Chapter 8. Interspecies Ecocultural Identities in Human-Elephant Cohabitation
Elizabeth Oriel, Toni Frohoff
Chapter 9. Memory, Waterways, and Ecocultural Identity
Jeffrey Alan Hoffmann
Chapter 10. "Progressive Ranching" and Wrangling the Wind as Ecocultural Identity Maintenance in the Anthropocene
Casper G. Bendixsen, Trevor J. Durbin, Jakob Hanschu
Chapter 11. Constructing and Challenging Ecocultural Identity Boundaries among Sportsmen
Chapter 12. The Reworking of Evangelical Christian Ecocultural Identity in the Creation Care Movement
Emma Frances Bloomfield
Chapter 13. Navigating Ecocultural Indigenous Identity Affinity and Appropriation
Part III. Mediating Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 14. Identifying with Antarctica in the Ecocultural Imaginary
Chapter 15. Illegal Mining, Identity, and the Politics of Ecocultural Voice in Ghana
Eric Karikari, Jose Castro-Sotomayor, Godfried Asante
Chapter 16. Conservation Hero and Climate Villain Binary Identities of Swedish Farmers
Lars Hallgren, Hanna Ljunggren Bergea, Helena Nordstroem Kallstroem
Chapter 17. Modeling Watershed Ecocultural Identification and Subjectivity in the United States.
Part IV. Politicizing Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 18. Induced Seismicity, Quotidian Disruption, and Challenges to Extractivist Ecocultural Identity
Dakota K. T. Raynes, Tamara L. Mix
Chapter 19. Political Identity as Ecocultural Survival Strategy
John Carr, Tema Milstein
Chapter 20. The Making of Fluid Ecocultural Identities in Urban India
Chapter 21. Competing Models of Ecocultural Belonging in Highland Ecuador
Joe Quick, James T. Spartz
Chapter 22. Scapegoating Identities in the Anthropocene
Part V. Transforming Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 23. A Queer Ecological Reading of Ecocultural Identity in Contemporary Mexico
Gabriela Mendez Cota
Chapter 24. Wildtending, Settler Colonialism, and Ecocultural Identities in Environmental Futures
Chapter 25. Toward a Grammar of Ecocultural Identity
Chapter 26. Perceiving Ecocultural Identities as Human Animal Earthlings
Carrie P. Freeman
Chapter 27. Fostering Children's Ecocultural Identities within Ecoresiliency
Shannon Audley, Ninian R. Stein, Julia L. Ginsburg
Chapter 28. Empathetic Ecocultural Positionality and the Forest Other in Tasmanian Forestry Conflicts
Afterword. Surviving and Thriving: The Ecocultural Identity Invitation
Tema Milstein, Jose Castro-Sotomayor
José Castro-Sotomayor is an Assistant Professor at California State University Channel Islands, USA. His work investigates environmental and intercultural dynamics of human and more-than-human communication, agency, and dissent.