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

“Ecotourism after Nature: Anthropocene Tourism as a New Capitalist ‘Fix.’” Journal of Sustainable Tourism, special issue on “Political Ecology of Tourism in the Anthropocene.

“On Exactitude in Social Science: A Multi-Dimensional Proposal for Investigating Articulated Neoliberalization and its ‘Alternatives.’” Ephemera, special issue on “Peak Neoliberalism.”

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

2018

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.

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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