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The Resource Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III ; with an afterword by Timothy Mitchell

Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III ; with an afterword by Timothy Mitchell

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Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa
Title
Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III ; with an afterword by Timothy Mitchell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The landscapes of the Middle East have captured our imaginations throughout history. Images of endless golden dunes, camel caravans, isolated desert oases, and rivers lined with palm trees have often framed written and visual representations of the region. Embedded in these portrayals is the common belief that the environment, in most places, has been deforested and desertified by centuries of misuse. It is precisely such orientalist environmental imaginaries, increasingly undermined by contemporary ecological data, that the eleven authors in this volume question. This is the first volume to critically examine culturally constructed views of the environmental history of the Middle East and suggest that they have often benefitted elites at the expense of the ecologies and the peoples of the region. The contributors expose many of the questionable policies and practices born of these environmental imaginaries and related histories that have been utilized in the region since the colonial period. They further reveal how power, in the form of development programs, notions of nationalism, and hydrological maps, for instance, relates to environmental knowledge production.--
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Davis, Diana K
Dewey number
304.20956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series in ecology and history
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  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental policy
  • Global issues
  • Middle East
  • Africa, North
Label
Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III ; with an afterword by Timothy Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17765997
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 286 pages ;
Isbn
9780821420409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048764215
Label
Environmental imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa, edited by Diana K. Davis and Edmund Burke III ; with an afterword by Timothy Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17765997
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 286 pages ;
Isbn
9780821420409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048764215

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