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  • Ostrom wins Nobel Prize in Economics

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    Just wanted to share my pleasure, a little belatedly (though I’ve blogged about it elsewhere), about Elinor Ostrom’s being awarded a Nobel Prize for Economics. Ostrom is a political scientist whose work on the commons is central to reconceptualizing the human capacity to manage commonly held resources. !–more– Her work (along with that of many…[Read more]
    Posted October 19, 2009.
  • Is there an Environmental Studies canon?

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    An e-mail asking about an “environmental studies canon,” sent recently by veteran environmental writer John Lane to the ASLE listserv, might have flared up into a full-throttle debate over the joys and pitfalls of disciplinary canonization, but quickly fizzled out, probably due to its coinciding with the end of summer and beginning of the fall […]
    Posted September 06, 2009.
  • ASLE conference reports

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    The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) met recently in Victoria, British Columbia, and several participants have been blogging about it. NY Times environmental reporter Andy Revkin , who was a plenary speaker at the conference, posts about it here. I’ve summarized his plenary comments as well as some of the other…[Read more]
    Posted June 18, 2009.
  • Kick-start

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    To kick-start some conversation here, I would like to invite ETC faculty and grad students to share a few sentences about 1 or 2 books you’ve recently read that you consider essential reading in the environmental thought and culture field (however you choose to define that field). If you can throw in a link to […]
    Posted May 15, 2009.
  • Welcome

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    Welcome to the Environmental Thought & Culture weblog. This will be a space for announcements related to the Environmental Thought and Culture graduate concentration of the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. It will also be a moderated public forum where faculty, students, and interested others can…[Read more]
    Posted May 15, 2009.