Publications

Books/Edited Volumes

2014

Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism. Durham, NC: Duke Universty Press.

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NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age. Co-edited with Bram Büscher and Wolfram Dressler. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

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2007

Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom. Editor. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

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Articles/Chapters

Forthcoming

Natural Capital Must Be Defended: Green Growth as Neoliberal Biopolitics” (First author w/ Dresslerm Anderson and Büscher). In Press. Journal of Peasant Studies.

Value from Ruin? Governing Speculative Conservation in Ruptured Landscapes” (seocnd author w/ W. Dressler and M. Fabinyi). TRANS 6(1): 73-99.

Under Pressure: Conceptualizing Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’” (Second author w/ B. Büscher). Conservation & Society, introduction to special issue on “Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’”

License to Kill: Contesting the Legitimacy of Green Violence.” Conservation and Society, special issue on “Political Ecologies of ‘Green Wars.’”

“Beyond the End of the World: Breaking Attachment to a Dying Planet.” In Psychoanalysis and the Global, edited by I. Kapoor. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.

“Ecotourism.” In The Companion to Environmental Studies, edited by N. Castree, D. Hulme and Proctor. London: Routledge.

2017

Environmentality Unbound: Multiple Governmentalities in Environmental Politics.” Geoforum 85: 311-315

The Patagonian Imaginary: Natural Resources and Global Capitalism at the Far End of the World.” (Second author with M. Mendoza, G. Holmes, L. Ogden and C. Schaeffer) Journal of Latin American Geography 16(2): 93-116.

Decoupling: A Key Fantasy of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.” (First author w/ C. Rammelt) Globalizations 14(3): 450-467.

Destructive Creation: Capital Accumulation and the Structural Violence of Tourism.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher) Journal of Sustainable Tourism 25(5): 651-667.

The PES Conceit: Revisiting the Relationship between Payments for Environmental Services and Neoliberal Conservation.” (First author w/ Bram Büscher) Ecological Economics 132: 224-231.

Gaming Conservation: Nature 2.0 Confronts Nature-Deficit Disorder.” Geoforum 79: 153-162.

Connection with Nature is an Oxymoron: A Political Ecology of ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder.’” The Journal of Environmental Education 48(4): 226-233.

Authenticity and Contradictions of the ‘Ecotourism Script’: Global Marketing and Local Politics in Ghana” (Third author w/ R. Van den Bremer, B. Büscher & S. Koot). Critical Arts.

Doing Whole Earth Justice: Reply to Cafaro et al.”(Second author w/ B. Büscher, D. Brockington, C. Sandbrook, B. Adams, L. Campbell, C. Corson, W. Dressler, R. Duffy, N. Gray, G. Holmes, A. Kelly, E. Lunstrum, M. Ramutsindela, K. Shanker). Oryx.

Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical Ideas for Conservation and their Implications.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher, D. Brockington, C. Sandbrook, B. Adams, L. Campbell, C. Corson, W. Dressler, R. Duffy, N. Gray, G. Holmes, A. Kelly, E. Lunstrum, M. Ramutsindela, K. Shanker) Oryx.

Debating REDD+ and its Implications: Reply to Angelsen et al. (First author w/ W. Dressler, B. Büscher and Z. Anderson). Conservation Biology 31(3): 721-723.

2016

Tours Caníbales Puesto al Día: La Ecología Política del Turismo.” Ecología Política 52: 74-77.

Questioning REDD+ and the Future of Market-Based Conservation.” (First author with W. Dressler, B. Büscher and Z. Anderson). Conservation Biology 30(3): 673-675.

Carbon, Carbon Everywhere: How Climate Change is Transforming Conservation in Costa Rica.” In The Carbon Fix: Forest Carbon, Social Justice, and Environmental Governance, edited by S. Paladino and S. Fiske. London: Routledge.

Neoliberalism and Environmental Education.” In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, edited by M. Peters. New York: Springer.

2015

Accumulation by Conservation.” (Second author w/ B. Büscher) New Political Economy 20(2): 273-298.

Nature is a Nice Place to Save but I Wouldn’t Want to Live There: Environmental Education and the Ecotourist Gaze.” Environmental Education Research 21(3): 338-350, special issue on “Environmental Education in the Neoliberal Climate.”

Blinded by the Stars? Celebrity, Fantasy, and Desire in Neoliberal Environmental Governance.” Celebrity Studies 6(4): 457-470.

NatureTM Inc. Redux: Towards a Dialectic of Logics and Excess.” (Third author w/ B. Büscher and W. Dressler) Environment and Planning A 47(11): 2404-2408, special symposium on NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age.

NatureTM Inc.: Nature as Neoliberal Capitalist Imaginary.” (First author with Wolfram Dressler and Bram Büscher) In Handbook of Political Ecology, R.L. Bryant, ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)

2014

Orchestrating Consent: Post-politics and Intensification of NatureTM Inc. at the 2012 World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 12(3): 329-342.

Barbarian Hordes: The Overpopulation Scapegoat in International Development Discourse.” (First author w/ J. Breitling and V. Puleo) Third World Quarterly 35(7): 79-99, special section on “Psychoanalysis and Development.”

Taking the Chocolate Laxative: Why Neoliberal Conservation ‘Fails Forward.’” In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Introduction: NatureTM: The New Frontiers of Environmental Conservation” (First author w/ B. Büscher and W. Dressler) In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Conclusion: The Limits of NatureTM Inc. and the Search for Vital Alternatives.” (Third author w/ W. Dressler and B. Büscher) In NatureTM Inc.: Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age, B. Büscher, W. Dressler, and R. Fletcher, eds. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

2013

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market: Virtualism, Disavowal and Public Secrecy in Neoliberal Environmental Conservation.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31(5): 796-812.

Bodies Do Matter: The Peculiar Persistence of Neoliberalism in Environmental Governance.” Human Geography 6(1):29-45.

Making ‘Peace with Nature’: Costa Rica’s Campaign for Climate Neutrality.” Climate Change Governance in the Developing World, D. Held, C. Roger and E. Nag, eds. London: Polity Press.

Between the Cattle and the Deep Blue Sea: The Janus Face of the Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus in Costa Rica.” In The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus: Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows. B. Büscher and V. Davidov, eds. London: Routledge.

2012

Contradictions in Tourism: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix.” (First author w/ Katja Neves) Environment and Society: Advances in Research 3(1):60-77.

The Art of Forgetting: Imperialist Amnesia and Public Secrecy.” Third World Quarterly 33(3):447-463.

Capitalizing on Chaos: Climate Change and Disaster Capitalism.” Ephemera 12(1/2):97-112.

Using the Master’s Tools? Neoliberal Conservation and the Evasion of Inequality.” Development and Change 43(1):295-317.

Market Mechanism or Subsidy in Disguise? Governing Payment for Environmental Services in Costa Rica.” (First author w/ J. Breitling). Geoforum 43:402-411.

2011

Sustaining Tourism, Sustaining Capitalism? The Tourism Industry’s Role in Global Capitalist Expansion.” Tourism Geographies 13(3):443-461.

The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay: Mediating Risk in Colombian Tourism Development.” Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America 1(2):7-30.

2010

Neoliberal Environmentality: Towards a Poststructuralist Political Ecology of the Conservation Debate.” Conservation and Society 8(3):171-181.

When Environmental Issues Collide: Climate Change and the Shifting Political Ecology of Hydroelectric Power.” Peace & Conflict Review 5(1):14-30.

The Emperor’s New Adventure: Public Secrecy and the Paradox of Adventure Tourism.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 39(1):6-33.

Friends and Relatives: Using Incest to Make Kinship Memorable.” In Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 6th ed., Patricia C. Rice, David W. McCurdy, and Scott A. Lukas, eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

 2009

Ecotourism Discourse: Challenging the Stakeholders Theory.” Journal of Ecotourism 8(3):269-285.

Against Wilderness.” Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy 5(1):169-179.

2008

Living on the Edge: The Appeal of Risk Sports for the Professional Middle Class.” Sociology of Sport Journal 25(3):310-330.

2007

Recreating the Vertical: Rock Climbing as Epic and Deep Eco-Play.” Second author with Allen Abramson. Anthropology Today 23(6):3-7.

“Introduction: Beyond Resistance?” In Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom, Robert Fletcher, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

“Free Play: Transcendence as Liberation.” In Beyond Resistance: The Future of Freedom, Robert Fletcher, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

2001

What are We Fighting For?: Rethinking Resistance in a Pewenche Community in Chile.” The Journal of Peasant Studies 28(3):36-67.

Editor-Reviewed

2011

Review of Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central America, by John Schelhas and Max J. Pfeffer. Environment and Society: Advances in Research.

2009

Of Words and Things: Reply to Williams.” Critique of Anthropology 29(2):209-218.

2007

The Fieldworker’s Magic.” Anthropology News 48(2):19.

2006 

“Being Officially Nowhere: A Sobering Lesson in Globalization.” Anthropology News 47(5):12.

2004 

“Touching the Void.” Anthropology News 45(9):52-53.

2001

Review of Peasants against Globalization: Rural Social Movements in Costa Rica, by Marc Edelman. The Journal of Peasant Studies 28(4):173-176.

Popular Press

2010

“Ecotourism: A Sustainable Development Option for Plumas County?” Feather River Bulletin, June 16, p. A14.

2009

The Purpose of Life: A Novel. Quincy, CA: Earthquake Press.

1996

“Livin’ on the Edge: Primal Urge or Adrenaline Surge, Rock Climbers Take to the Sky.” Santa Cruz County Sentinel, October 31, pp. C1-2.

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