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Alle productspecificaties Samenvatting Through lively, engaging narrative, Understories demonstrates how volatile politics of race, class, and nation animate the notoriously violent struggles over forests in the southwestern United States. Rather than reproduce traditional understandings of nature and environment, Jake Kosek shifts the focus toward material and symbolic "natures," seemingly unchangeable essences central to formations of race, class, and nation that are being remade not just through conflicts over resources but also through everyday practices by Chicano activists, white environmentalists, and state officials as well as nuclear scientists, heroin addicts, and health workers. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and extensive archival research, he shows how these contentious natures are integral both to environmental politics and the formation of racialized citizens, politicized landscapes, and modern regimes of rule. Kosek traces the histories of forest extraction and labor exploitation in northern New Mexico, where Hispano residents have forged passionate attachments to place. He describes how their sentiments of dispossession emerged through land tenure systems and federal management programs that remade forest landscapes as exclusionary sites of national and racial purity. Fusing fine-grained ethnography with insights gleaned from cultural studies and science studies, Kosek shows how the nationally beloved Smokey the Bear became a symbol of white racist colonialism for many Hispanos in the region, while Los Alamos National Laboratory, at once revered and reviled, remade regional ecologies and economies.

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Jake Kosek received his doctorate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley and a masters degree at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subsequently, he received the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley and then worked as an Assistant Professor in the departments of American Studies and Anthropology at the University of New Mexico before returning to the department of Geography at Berkeley.

He is coauthor of Race, Nature and the Politics of Difference Duke University Press, , which explores the intersections of critical theories of race and nature, and author of Understories: The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico Duke University Press, , an ethnography that examines the cultural politics of nature, race, and nation amid violent struggles over forests in northern New Mexico. Through fine-grained, multi-sited ethnography and detailed archival research, this project examines manifestations of natural history in the present, exploring contemporary taxonomies and varieties of nature, charting their resonance and discord with fossilized formations of prior natures.

This includes: a social political history of the swarm, exploring how the flow of knowledge between bees and human collective behavior has remade discourses of modern citizenship and populations; an investigation of the biopolitics of criminality, weaving 18th- and 19th-century concepts of nature into contemporary bio-political discourses of law, race and justice; and a natural history of nanotechnology, tracing the history and politics of scale from scala naturae, one of the oldest hierarchical ordering of natures, to the contemporary political and cultural contexts that underlie scientific quests to remake the order of modern nature at the nanoscale.

Jake also has a long history of applied and engaged political work outside of the academy. He has spent over 8 years working for non-profits and doing applied research on human rights, environmental justice, and poverty in the U.

His diverse teaching experiences - in university settings such as Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of New Mexico, as well as non-university settings such as San Quentin State Prison and rural community workshops in rural West Virginia, Peru and Bolivia - have helped him develop a wide variety of approaches to pedagogy.

His teaching combines a dedication to conceptual rigor with an applied sensibility, encouraging students to make connections between abstract concepts and engaged political thought and action. November Durham, N. Race, Nature, and the Politics of Difference.

Donald S. Moore, Jake Kosek, and Anand Pandian, eds. London: Routledge. Moore, Anand S. Pandian, and Jake Kosek. In Donald S. Moore, Jake Kosek, and Anand S. Pandian, eds.

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Tojinn Apr 04, Bri rated it liked it. As intensely Catholic recipients of Spanish colonial largesse, non-native ancestral New Mexicans were on welfare the second they came to the new world. It arrives toward the end of the chapter, with Harvey explaining how dialectical thinking grasps capitalism: Kosek suggests, relative to Hispanos, that these events illustrate how memories of past injustices and longing tie Hispanos to historic grant lands and ultimately to each other, yet do so in profoundly contradictory ways. It is theoretically sharp and empirically rich. English Choose a language for shopping. Find it, read it!

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JAKE KOSEK UNDERSTORIES PDF

Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and extensive archival research, he shows how these contentious natures are integral both to environmental politics and the formation of racialized citizens, politicized landscapes, and modern regimes of rule. Kosek traces the histories of forest extraction and labor exploitation in northern New Mexico, where Hispano residents have forged passionate attachments to place. He describes how their sentiments of dispossession emerged through land tenure systems and federal management programs that remade forest landscapes as exclusionary sites of national and racial purity. Fusing fine-grained ethnography with insights gleaned from cultural studies and science studies, Kosek shows how the nationally beloved Smokey the Bear became a symbol of white racist colonialism for many Hispanos in the region, while Los Alamos National Laboratory, at once revered and reviled, remade regional ecologies and economies.

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Understories : The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico

Jake Kosek received his doctorate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley and a masters degree at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subsequently, he received the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley and then worked as an Assistant Professor in the departments of American Studies and Anthropology at the University of New Mexico before returning to the department of Geography at Berkeley. He is coauthor of Race, Nature and the Politics of Difference Duke University Press, , which explores the intersections of critical theories of race and nature, and author of Understories: The Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico Duke University Press, , an ethnography that examines the cultural politics of nature, race, and nation amid violent struggles over forests in northern New Mexico. Through fine-grained, multi-sited ethnography and detailed archival research, this project examines manifestations of natural history in the present, exploring contemporary taxonomies and varieties of nature, charting their resonance and discord with fossilized formations of prior natures. This includes: a social political history of the swarm, exploring how the flow of knowledge between bees and human collective behavior has remade discourses of modern citizenship and populations; an investigation of the biopolitics of criminality, weaving 18th- and 19th-century concepts of nature into contemporary bio-political discourses of law, race and justice; and a natural history of nanotechnology, tracing the history and politics of scale from scala naturae, one of the oldest hierarchical ordering of natures, to the contemporary political and cultural contexts that underlie scientific quests to remake the order of modern nature at the nanoscale.

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People interested in ecology or politics should absolutely read this book, in order to understand how well-intentioned environmental activists can dramatically and persistently undermine political struggles for autonomy. Lindsay rated it really liked it Feb 12, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Kosek makes an important contribution in putting the mutual constitution of race, nation, and nature front and center in the dialogue on forging a more just and sustainable society. Please check the credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and koosek matter of the book for a list of credits.

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