Other publications


 

In this section you can find open-access texts on topics related to political ecology. We invite you to send us open-access materials that you would like to be posted here.

 

Stefania Barca (2017) In memory of James O’Connor (1930-2017), ENTITLE blog




Stefania Barca (2017) The planet will not survive capitalism





Stefania Barca (2017) “On ‘The Political’ in Environmental History”




Stefania Brca (2017) The labor(s) of degrowth. ENTITLE Blog



 

CES contexto no. 17, maio 2017: “Diferentes formas de dizer não"
Expressões de conflitos ambientais de mineração e petróleo em Portugal e na América do Sul

Buscamos com este registo  transmitir as ideias, visões, conhecimentos, análises das comunicações que  foram apresentadas e da discussão que aconteceu no evento em 2 de fevereiro de 2016, no CES, Coimbra: "Diferentes formas de dizer não: conflitos da mineração".

Este resultado é  parte de um percurso de construção coletiva de conhecimentos envolvendo investigadores/as, ativistas, associações, movimentos, plataformas que estão enfrentando a crise ecológica em Portugal e lutando pela justiça socio ambiental.
Pensamos que o número tem muito a contribuir para o debate sobre os conflitos da mineração nos dois continentes - Europa (Portugal) e América do Sul (Chile, Brasil, Peru e Equador) e para o fortalecimento das lutas contra a mineração e outros setores predatórios do ambiente, da saúde, da qualidade de vida, do território, das dinâmicas locais, dos conhecimentos, das pessoas em Portugal.

 

 

FERNANDES, Lúcia de Oliveira; BRÁS, Oriana Rainho;BENTO, MEIRA, Teresa; BENTO, Sofia. Half a century of public participation to stop pollution in the Alviela river, from 1957 to today. Environment & Society, Arcadia. Summer 2017, n. 20. Arcadia Collection: Water Histories. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. 2017.

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Stefania Barca (2016) Labor in the Age of Climate Change

Stefania Barca (2016)  O trabalho na Era das Alterações Climáticas




Stefania Barca (2016) Oltre il ricatto dell'occupazione




2016 revista Ecología Política n. 50: '25 anos de Ecología Política'

 

 

 

Ejolt report n. 23: Refocusing resistance to climate justice: COPing in, COPing out and beyond Paris 2015

 

Ecología Política: last issue on Cartografía e conflicto (2015)

(available from CES North/South library)

 

Stefania Barca (2015) Labour and climate change: towards an emancipatory ecological class consciousness

 

Tensões Mundiais/World Tensions: special issue on the Ecological Crisis

Nosso objetivo, no presente número de Tensões Mundiais, é abrir o discurso acerca dos desastres ambientais à análise e ao
debate. Por isso, reunimos artigos que, fundamentados na teoria e na pesquisa empírica, exploram as práticas de poder e de resistência que surgem de (e contra) as contingências associadas às catástrofes “naturais”. Os autores que aceitaram o desafio compartilham dessa preocupação, embora tenham múltiplas áreas do conhecimento, vivenciem experiências diversas e trabalhem em diferentes partes do mundo.

Community Development Journal: special issues on new meanings of the commons

The current upsurge in the idea of ‘the commons’ present a range of philosophies and practices that embody self-governance, sustainability, conviviality, horizontalism, localism, communality, resistance and outright refusal as viable principles from which our societies' operations and their engagement with the world may be reconfigured. It affords an opportunity to fundamentally rethink dominant political and personal orientations. Essentially, it is an utter rejection of the TINA (there is no alternative) paradigm.

Article in Roar Magazine: Workers and environmentalists of the world, unite! (S. Barca)

The conflict between labor and the environment is a neoliberal construct. What we need is a broad coalition that can fundamentally transform production. Online article on the activist magazine ROAR.org. Reflections from a Revolution

 

Journal Ecología Política

CES library Norte/Sul has subscribed to the journal Ecología Política. It is published twice per year and focuses on ecological debates, with a special emphasis on environmental conflicts. Since it was established in 1991, it has become a reference for activists and academics working on the environment, especially in Spain and Latin America.

You can access old issues here and current issues at CES library.

 

 

 

Movimientos socioambientales en América Latina (OSAL 32, 2012)

Special issue of OSAL (Observatorio Social de América Latina), featuring articles by:

Maristella Svampa | Henri Acselrad | Horacio Machado Aráoz | Alberto Acosta y Decio Machado | Norma Giarracca y Daniela Mariotti |
Pablo Ospina Peralta y Rickard Lalander | César Enrique Pineda | Mina Lorena Navarro | Jorge Luis Duárez Mendoza

 

Global Justice Ecology Project, Green Shock Doctrine (2014)

Global Justice Ecology Project is publishing The Green Shock Doctrine as a means to help expose and examine the deeper issues behind the climate crisis and their links to many of the other crises we are facing. In doing so, we hope to help advance the effort to transform the global system driving climate catastrophe.

 

CES Contexto n. 5, 2014: Desafios aos estudos poscoloniais. as epistemologias Sul-Sul (M.P. Meneses and I. Vasile eds)

See especially chapters 1: Reflexões sobre a atual questão agrária brasileira: descolonizando o pensamento (A.M. Barbosa and C.Porto-Gonçalves) and 3: Naturaleza, culturas y territorios: lecturas paralelas entre la ecología política y el pensamiento poscolonial (M. Moncada Paredes)

 

J. Martinez-Alier, L. Temper, F. Demaria, 2014  Social metabolism and environmental conflicts in India,  Indialogs, 1: 51-83, http://revistes.uab.cat/indialogs/article/view/v1-martinez-alier-temper-demaria/pdf

 


New Environmental Histories of Latin America and the Caribbean

Edited by Claudia Leal, José Augusto Pádua, and John Soluri

This collection brings together leading scholars on the environments of Latin America and the Caribbean to give us new and alternative narratives of the postcolonial history of the continent. The landscapes of Latin America are among the most diverse in the world and were seen as a cornucopia when they were first plundered by colonial adventurers—these essays look at the manifold legacies of abundance and extraction, telling stories of complex interactions between people, governments, and their environments, and providing new angles from which to view established narratives.

Journal of Political Ecology, Volume 21, 2014
Special Sections on  "Non-capitalist political ecologies" and "Energy, environment, engagement: encounters with hydraulic fracking".

JPE is a peer reviewed journal, one of the longest standing, Gold Open Access journals in the social sciences. It began in 1994 and welcomes submissions in English, French and Spanish, and encourages research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts across different locations and academic disciplines.

Food sovereignty 2013/2014 conference papers series

Academics, activists, farmers, and more gathered for the conference "Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue" - held twice: on 14-15 September 2013 in Yale University, USA, and on 24 January 2014 at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague To date, through the combined processes towards the Yale conference and the ISS colloquium, there are now 94 working papers and 3 Discussion Notes. In addition, 12 papers that have been part of the working paper series of the critical dialogue have now been revised and finalized by their authors and can be found here.

Ecologia Politica n. 44, Economia verde

A revista Ecologia Politica disponibiliza em livre acesso os números anteriores a partir de 12 meses da publicação. Estará em breve acessível o número 44, sobre Economia verde. Os anteriores podem ser descarregados aqui.

Contours of Climate Justice – Ideas for shaping new climate and energy politics

This collection of interventions contributes to the re-conceptualisation of climate change as an issue of justice, and therefore also of struggle. It further seeks to strengthen a climate and energy politics that will prove capable of solving the multiple crises that climate change is part of, and which humanity is facing.

 

On working-class environmentalism:a historical and transnational overview

Stefania Barca

The article reviews some of the available literature, in English, Italian and Portuguese, on work/environment relationships in historical perspective. I discuss the Environmental Justice (EJ) movement as the one most promising for pushing both the research agenda and public policy towards a better understanding of the connections between work and the environment. At the same time, I argue for the need to creatively re-work the EJ paradigm in a sense that allows to better incorporate labor issues and to elaborate a political ecology of work, in order to build a coherent platform of analysis and public action which could be adopted by both environmental and labor  advocates.