win prizes rebus 30th anniversary likeyoulove
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks by Raul P. Lejano, Mrill Ingram, Helen M. Ingram
  

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks

, ,

Part of the American and Comparative Environmental Policy Series

RRP £8.95

Synopsis

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks by Raul P. Lejano, Mrill Ingram, Helen M. Ingram

For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues of resource and ecological management. In this book, Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram argue that stories, or narratives, play a key role in these networks -- that environmental communities narrate themselves into existence. The authors propose the notion of the narrative-network, and introduce innovative tools to analyze the plots, characters, and events that inform environmental action. Their analysis sheds light on how environmental networks can emerge in unlikely contexts and sustain themselves against great odds. The authors present three case studies that demonstrate the power of narrative and narratology in the analysis of environmental networks: a conservation network in the Sonoran Desert, which achieved some success despite U.S.-Mexico border issues; a narrative that bridged differences between community and scientists in the Turtle Islands; and networks of researchers and farmers who collaborated to develop and sustain alternative agriculture practice in the face of government inaction. These cases demonstrate that by paying attention to language and storytelling, we can improve our understanding of environmental behavior and even change it in positive ways.

Reviews

Clearly written, engaging, rigorous and timely, The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks is innovative research in environmental studies and in sociology of the environment. It is one of the very few books that can successfully renew the field of environmental studies and bring a new framework for doctoral students and scholars. Such renewal does not happen every year. Even academics in narrative studies that might be unfamiliar with environmental studies will benefit as well from reading this excellent book. * Electronic Green Journal *


About the Author

Raul Lejano is Associate Professor in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of Frameworks for Policy Analysis: Merging Text and Context.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

26th July 2013

Author

Raul P. Lejano, Mrill Ingram, Helen M. Ingram

More books by Raul P. Lejano, Mrill Ingram, Helen M. Ingram
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

MIT Press an imprint of MIT Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
248 pages

Categories

Environmental policy & protocols
Sustainability

ISBN

9780262019378

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools