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Environment and Society

Mobile Selves

A Reader

Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Edited by CHRISTOPHER SCHLOTTMANN, DALE JAMIESON, COLIN JEROLMACK and ANNE RADEMACHER, with MARIA DAMON EDITED BY

Christopher Schlottmann, Dale Jamieson, Colin Jerolmack, and Anne Rademacher

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY A READER

ULLA D. BERG

Connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century

An explanation of how Peruvian migrants maintain meaningful social relations across borders

In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial area of study.

In this engaging volume Ulla D. Berg examines the conditions under which Peruvians of rural and working-class origins leave the central highlands to migrate to the United States. By exploring the ways in which they communicate with the families and communities back home, this book makes a major contribution to understanding technology’s role in fostering new forms of migrant sociality and subjectivity. It focuses on the forms of community and belonging that these mediations enable, adding to important anthropological debates about affect, subjectivity, and sociality in today’s mobile world. It also makes significant contributions to studies of inequality in Latin America, showcasing the intersection of transnational mobility with structures and processes of exclusion in both national and global contexts.

Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet’s natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field’s interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present. CHRISTOPHER SCHLOTTMANN is Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. DALE JAMIESON is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University. COLIN JEROLMACK is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at New York University.

A key resource for understanding the experiences of racialized and indigenous migrant populations, Mobile Selves demonstrates the critical role that ethnography can play in transdisciplinary migration studies and exemplifies what comparative migration studies stand to gain from anthropological analysis and ethnographic methodologies. ULLA D. BERG is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies at Rutgers University.

ANNE RADEMACHER is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology at New York University. MARIA DAMON analyzes policy instruments for sustainable development as well as capacity building in response to climate change. JANUARY 2017 416 PAGES • 18 black and white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-9491-8 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-0193-0 • $99.00X (£82.00) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

JUNE 2017 336 PAGES • 13 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-7570-2 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-0346-0 In the Social Transformations in American Anthropology series ANTHROPOLOGY SPR I NG 2017 • NY U PRESS

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