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By Joshua Lockyer, James R. Veteto

with a purpose to movement worldwide society in the direction of a sustainable “ecotopia,” strategies has to be engaged in particular locations and groups, and the authors right here argue for re-orienting environmental anthropology from a problem-oriented in the direction of a solutions-focused activity. utilizing case experiences from all over the world, the contributors—scholar-activists and activist-practitioners— study the interrelationships among 3 famous environmental social events: bioregionalism, a worldview and political ecology that grounds environmental motion and event; permaculture, a layout technological know-how for placing the bioregional imaginative and prescient into motion; and ecovillages, the ever-dynamic settings for developing sustainable neighborhood cultures.

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Mountain Research and Development 20 (1): 4–9. ———. 2007. Listening to the Mountains. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. , and Robert Booth. 1982. ” Agricultural Administration 11: 127–37. Scoones, I. 1999. ” Annual Review of Anthropology 28: 479–507. Scott, James. 1976. The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Sheper-Hughes, Nancy. 2006. ” In Anthropology in Theory: Issues in Epistemology, ed. H. Moore and T. Sanders. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

But even that lake is just another place where water was. It got there as runoff from rain or snow that fell from clouds. Where do clouds come from? Evaporated ocean water? Two weather systems meeting? Whatever forces are involved in making a particular cloud, the source of every particle of water within it remains a deep mystery. If anything can be said about the ultimate state of water, it is probably that it does not begin or end anywhere but is constantly cycled through one form and location to another.

While the bioregionalism, permaculture, and ecovillage movements have been little explored in anthropology, they resonate with both Rappaport’s and Fox’s analyses. Each movement builds moral economies grounded in forms of discourse other than dominant Western economic rationality and guided by the compass of justice and sustainability. James Scott (1976) has shown that Southeast Asian peasants organize social life and economic livelihood activities around a fundamental belief that everyone has a right to adequate subsistence and react strongly when colonial modernization projects impinge on this right.

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