The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (Oxford Handbooks)

Editat de Andrew C. Isenberg
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affectingthe earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
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ISBN-13: 9780195324907
ISBN-10: 0195324900
Pagini: 800
Ilustrații: 8 illus.
Dimensiuni: 199 x 254 x 57 mm
Greutate: 1.53 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Seria Oxford Handbooks

Locul publicării: New York, United States


The 25 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History provide outstanding examples of the penetration of an environmental approach into the mainstream historical discussion.
An enormously valuable teaching and research resource for the practitioner of environmental history: many chapters will serve nicely as the first assignment for students working at advanced undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels within the broad thematic and topical areas of individual chapter coverage...Yet this Handbook will be equally valuable as a showcase of what the field has to offer other historians. It will demonstrate with vigour and verve thatenvironmental history, rather than existing out there, somewhere on the margins, sealed off from other fields within historical studies, is actually quite near here, ready, willing and ripe for cross-pollination, and, actually not that strange after all, subject to all the usual trends and turns that shapeand reshape historical studies.
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History is a job well done ... One can hardly complain about the fresh insights brought here to climate history; animals; disease; grasslands; forests; tropics; science; technology; synthetic chemicals; national parks, wilderness, and protected areas; cultural landscapes; capitalism; private property; work; consumption; law; cities; race and ethnicity; women and gender; borders; and international relations. The authorstasked to write these essays are equally impressive and diverse.
this collection has the potential to become an exceptionally influential contribution to the literature. New scholars in the field ... would do well to read it to get a sense of the pulse of the field, and a sense of where, should these scholars have their way, the field might go in the next decade or so.
the 25 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History provide outstanding examples of the penetration of an 'environmental approach' into the mainstream historical discussion ... Turner's chapter on the history of parks, wilderness, and protected areas in the United States is a lucid and brave argument on the nature protection-local people dichotomy in the context of environmental history. The anti-imperialist and anti-elitist perspective of theessay, together with its criticism of Americentrism, is a refreshing addition to the conservation literature.

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Andrew C. Isenberg is Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920, Mining California: An Ecological History, and Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life, and the editor of The Nature of Cities: Culture, Landscape, and Urban Space.