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Hardcover | $12.75 Short | £9.50 | ISBN: 9780262182546 | 248 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 11 illus.| August 2006
Paperback | $5.75 Short | £4.99 | ISBN: 9780262681605 | 248 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 11 illus.| August 2006

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Histories of Civil Society and Nature

About the Author

Michael R. Redclift is Professor of International Environmental Policy and Head of the Environment, Society, and Politics Research Group in the Department of Geography at King's College, London. He is the author of, most recently, Chewing Gum: The Fortunes of Taste and Sustainbility: Critical Concepts in Social Theory.


“"This is an extraordinary book and a major intellectual and academic achievement ... erudite, well-researched and lucidly written, while addressing major conceptual and theoretical issues in an accessible and empirically substantiated manner ... A must read." Erik Swyngedouw Progress in Human Geography”—


“From Yucatan to the Pyrenees, from chewing gum to sheep, Michael Redclift offers a thoughtful historical account of the complex changing relations between people and nature.”
Bill Adams, Professor of Conservation and Development, University of Cambridge
“Drawing on his magisterial understanding of modern thought and empirical studiesnot least his own Michael Redclift offers a modern panoramic of how territory is conceived. At a time when nature is widely perceived as biting back, Frontiers is an eloquent, wonderful statement that we can listen and reflect on different ways of seeing and relating to the natural.”
Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University, London
“Redclift masterfully portrays frontiers as tumultuous places, wherever they occur. There we find revolving doors of capitalism accepting and ejecting participants, feel therawest edges of globalizing forces, and find the boundaries beween what is natural and what is social being continously redifined by different interests claiming property and individual destiny on changing terms.”
Richard B. Norgaard, University of California, Berkeley