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CFP for book chapters for Handbook of
Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism
David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Riley E. Dunlap
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 networks.
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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