This session seeks papers and presentations about the practice of scholarship and activism in socio-ecological justice struggles of the Appalachian region. Most place-based struggles in Appalachia have the potential to be in conversation with political ecology, broadly...

Whereas political ecology explorations of environmental justice (EJ) and environmental racism are now fairly common place, seminal work such as Park and Pellow (2011) and Finney (2014) point to the need for increased critical understandings of environmental privilege a...

Current political trends and regressive politics across the world are undermining the advances of environmental movements and threaten to exacerbate environmental injustices. Authoritarian populism, manifest in diverse ways, is driving many of these changes (Bridge 201...

Whether we think about the green gentrification of the New York City High Line, alt Twitter defense of “public” lands featuring a National Parks service gone rogue, or fierce disagreements about proposed and active gold mining in Tanzania, nature is at once a site for...

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