Rethinking the roots and paths of political ecology, by Tomas Perreault
Tomas Perreault, professor at Syracuse University, has just published the essay “Repensando las raíces y trayectorias de la ecología política” (in Spanish), at the journal Estudios Atacameños. The author presents a deep reflection on the academic field of political ecology, its postcolonial roots and the relationship between the production of academic knowledge and economic political histories of colonialism. The essay is based on the keynote speech he gave on October 2014 at the ENTITLE Conference of Political Ecology in Latin America.
Prof. Perreault hopes that his essay will be understood as an urgent political claim, a call to develop a new kind of political ecology, trans-hemispherical, multilingual and collective. As he puts it, a truly postcolonial political ecology.
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