Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society


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Photo of the Week: Val Berros

RCC Staff and Fellows Picking Strawberries at a Local Farm. Photograph: Valeria Berros.

RCC staff and fellows picking strawberries at a local farm. Photograph: Valeria Berros.

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Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros

Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological question is fundamentally relevant, such as public debate, risk, and social protest. New social actors have also begun to appear, including environmentally concerned assemblies of neighbors, networks of nongovernmental organizations, and groups of professionals including doctors and lawyers. The different judicial and legislative legal strategies arising from such interdisciplinarity are relevant not only for resolving conflicts but towards widening their visibility, and in some cases establishing new and more protective regulations. Continue reading


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Videos: Lunchtime Colloquia, Winter Semester 2014/15

Carson Fellows and guests gave some more great talks in our lunchtime colloquium series last semester! Check out the winter semester 2014/15 videos on our YouTube channel.
Harriet Ritvo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents on “At the Edge of the Wild”
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Research Roundup #4

Welcome to the fourth installment of Research Roundup, Seeing the Woods’ listing of recent publications in the environmental humanities by staff and fellows at the Rachel Carson Center. (For the previous installments, please click here.) It has been a busy and exciting few months for Carson Fellows and Alumni!

Please use the following links to jump between the five sections. Publications within each section are listed in alphabetical order of the author’s surname.

Academic Journal Articles
Edited Special Journal Issues
Popular Media Articles and Blog Posts
Books
Book Chapters

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