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Nature, Raw Materials, and Political Economy

Nature, Raw Materials, and Political Economy by Paul S Ciccantell
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The papers in this volume push the study of the multifaceted nature-society relationship and the socioeconomic consequences of human dependence on nature forward in a variety of areas. In the first section, "Theoretical Foundations", the five chapters lay out theoretical models for examining the nature-society relationship. The chapters examine the roles of material process, space, and time in shaping social processes of economic ascent and long term hegemonic change, as well as the role of the analysis of raw materials in environmental sociology. In the second section, "Commodities, Extraction and Frontiers", a series of case studies covering a range of industries, locations and historical periods present a variety of applications of the political economy of natural resources to critical issues regarding commodities, extraction and frontiers. The case study industries include oil, steel, transport, furs, sugar and Brazil nuts, and the chap
Emerald Publishing Limited; October 2005
409 pages; ISBN 9781849503143
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Title: Nature, Raw Materials, and Political Economy
Author: Paul S Ciccantell; David A Smith; Gay Seidman