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*CFP for book chapters for Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism.*

*Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism*

*David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Riley E. Dunlap (Editors).*

*To be published by Edward Elgar Publishing.*

We seek chapter proposals for an edited volume to be published by Edward 
Elgar Publishing on anti-environmental movements and mobilization. David 
Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Riley E. Dunlap will serve as editors 
for this volume.

This book will focus on empirical research and theorizing about 
movements, campaigns, and collective action against environmental 
movements and environmental protection policies and programs writ 
large.  Broadly speaking these efforts can be conceptualized as 

While there are a few exemplars of anti-environmental counter-movements, 
such as the Wise Use Movement that emerged in the Western US in the 
1980s and 1990s, or the contemporary climate change denial campaigns in 
North America and Europe – we anticipate including studies examining a 
wide variety of collective action against environmentalism and 
environmental protection efforts, and plan to include cases that vary in 
terms of geography (including developed and developing countries), 
substantive environmental issues (forestry, fishing, mining, nuclear 
power, climate change, wilderness protection, environmental justice, 
environmental racism, etc), and political ideology.

With regard to the issue of political ideology, the exemplar cases 
involved the mobilization of conservative actors against the 
environmental movement, scientists, and governments. But other examples 
might include: Indigenous groups that have mobilized against 
environmental campaigns over issues like whale hunting or seal hunting, 
and progressive social justice movements that have mobilized against 
environmental movements that are seen as embodying neo-liberal agendas 
that ignore or even promote environmental injustice. Other themes might 
explore the roles of religion and culture (such as an adherence to 
anthropocentrism, or commitment to consumerism) in catalyzing opposition 
to environmentalism

One section of the book will focus on theoretical work. We anticipate 
submissions on counter-movement theory, and other relevant theoretical 
perspectives in environmental social science (including perspectives 
that provides explanations for resistance to environmental protection 
and sustainability in the context of politics, the economy, culture, and 
social psychology).

Empirically, we would like to encourage the inclusion of diverse cases 
that examine the breadth of anti-environmental movements. We are 
interested in political economic accounts of anti-environmentalism, 
including network analyses of corporate interlocks, and counter-movement 

This will be a multi-disciplinary volume, and we anticipate 
contributions from sociology, political science, anthropology, 
geography, history, and other disciplines.

We encourage diverse methods, including quantitative, qualitative and 
mixed-methods approaches, and studies that vary amongst micro, meso, and 
macro analyses. We also encourage the submission of proposals for 
historical analyses on this topic.

Details for Proposal Submissions:

For proposal submissions: Please provide a title, names and affiliations 
of the authors, and a 250-400 word abstract.
Please e-mail these to David Tindall at: [log in to unmask]
Deadline for submission of chapter proposals: November 1st, 2017
Chapter selection will be made by December 15th, 2017, and a first draft 
of book chapters will be due by July 1st, 2018.

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