By Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw
This can be a needs to learn for everybody drawn to how environmental coverage will get made. during this hugely readable textual content, the editors have accumulated various authors that strategy environmental politics from numerous fascinating instructions. a few of the chapters are hugely own bills, whereas others are extra summary and theoretical discussions of what makes up the politics of our surroundings. you'll be inspired to find how a lot genuine and highbrow territory this covers, and the way specific perspectives of heritage form a feeling of the place politics really happens. also, the editors have made a unsleeping attempt to supply weblinks to the unique files that inform the tale of the high-profile fight over this "old-growth" wooded area controversy. this allows you to get at the back of the research and outlines to really see how social technology study is performed. total, and perfect creation to environmental politics as either an educational and activist pursuit.
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The Wealth of the Forests: Markets, Regulation, and Sustainable Forestry. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Wilson, R. Jeremy. 1998. Talk and Log: Wilderness Politics in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Mapping Clayoquot Sound There are various ways of locating or “mapping” Clayoquot Sound. The following maps are the ones that were included in the 1999 proposal to establish a Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve. Readers unfamiliar with the area should note the size and location of Vancouver Island, as indicated in Figure 1.
Touch Wood: BC Forests at the Crossroads. : Harbour Publishers. Ecotrust Canada and Ian Gill. 1997. Seeing the Ocean through the Trees: A Conservation-Based Development Strategy for Clayoquot Sound. Vancouver: Ecotrust Canada. Fisher, Robin. 1992. Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774–1898. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Gawthrop, Daniel. 1996. Highwire Act: Power, Pragmatism, and the Harcourt Legacy. Vancouver: New Star Books. Harcourt, Michael, and Wayne Skene.
Shaw takes up a similar theme, but he focuses especially on the report of the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel, which purported to put “normal science” (in Thomas Kuhn’s sense) into a new relation with local and aboriginal science. Shaw emphasizes the politics of claims to scientific authority, and draws attention to colonizing practices that have been gendered in particular ways. As he notes, the Nuu-chah-nulth have been gravely disadvantaged by those practices, but the issues raised at Clayoquot are of much wider import.