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The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes

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Collection of essays on social ecologies in the marginal spaces, liminal landscapes and territorial interfaces of border zones.


The collection of essays in The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes defi nes borders and borderlands to include territorial interfaces, marginal spaces (physical, sociological and psychological) and human consciousness. From theoretical and conceptual presentations on social ecology and its agencies and representations, to case studies and concrete projects and initiatives, the contributing authors uncover a thread of contemporary thought and action on this important emerging fi eld. The essays aim to defi ne the territories of social ecology, to investigate how social agencies can activate ecological processes and systems, and to understand how the interactions of people and ecosystems can create new sustainable landscapes across tangible and intangible territorial rifts.


Introduction: Social Ecologies and Borderlands; Part I: Frames: Mapping Social Ecologies in Border Territories; 1. On the Agency of Borderlands; 2. Social Ecology and Transboundary Conservation: (Re-) Connecting Nature and People in Borderlands; 3. Social Ecologies as “Gated Ecologies”; Part II: Bridges: Resilience, Restoration and Reclamation; 4. Borders as Zones of Experiential Learning: The Case of the Balkans Peace Park Initiative; 5. Social Ecologies in Borderlands: Crane Habitat Restoration and Sustainable Agriculture Project in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; 6. Socio-Ecological Transformations in Riparian Zones: The Production of Spaces of Exclusion and the Uneven Development of Resilience in the Sonoran Borderlands ; 7. From No-Man’s Land to Every-Man’s Land: Socio-Ecological Approaches to Reclaiming Shared Spaces in Border Landscapes, with Examples from Germany and Cyprus; Part III: Corridors: Catalysts and Collaboration in Confined Spaces; 8. Ensuring Hope in Militarized Landscapes: The Case of Lebanon; 9. Domesticating and Enlarging One’s Territory: Day-to-Day Politics in a Confined Space—The Shu’Fat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem; 10. Urban Alternatives and Collaborative Economics in Belfast’s Contested Space; Part IV: Portals: Dialogue, Exception and Reterritorialization; 11. Australia Day: A Social Ecology Dialogue across Aboriginal and White Cultures; 12. Re-Legislating the Soil: Enclosures and Exception at the Amazon Frontiers; 13. Mediterranean Edges: Reterritorializing Natural and Social Ecologies; Making Sense of Social Ecology, Borders and the Environment: A Conclusion; Index.

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Published 02 May 2017
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