CFP for book chapters for Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism.
Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism
David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Riley E. Dunlap (Editors).
To be published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
We seek chapter proposals for an edited volume to be published by Edward Elgar
Publishing on anti-environmental movements and mobilization. David Tindall,
Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Riley E. Dunlap will serve as editors for this volume.
This book will focus on empirical research and theorizing about movements,
campaigns, and collective action against environmental movements and
environmental protection policies and programs writ large. Broadly speaking
these efforts can be conceptualized as “counter-movements.”
While there are a few exemplars of anti-environmental counter-movements, such
as the Wise Use Movement that emerged in the Western US in the 1980s and 1990s,
or the contemporary climate change denial campaigns in North America and Europe
– we anticipate including studies examining a wide variety of collective action
against environmentalism and environmental protection efforts, and plan to
include cases that vary in terms of geography (including developed and
developing countries), substantive environmental issues (forestry, fishing,
mining, nuclear power, climate change, wilderness protection, environmental
justice, environmental racism, etc), and political ideology.
With regard to the issue of political ideology, the exemplar cases involved the
mobilization of conservative actors against the environmental movement,
scientists, and governments. But other examples might include: Indigenous
groups that have mobilized against environmental campaigns over issues like
whale hunting or seal hunting, and progressive social justice movements that
have mobilized against environmental movements that are seen as embodying
neo-liberal agendas that ignore or even promote environmental injustice. Other
themes might explore the roles of religion and culture (such as an adherence to
anthropocentrism, or commitment to consumerism) in catalyzing opposition to
One section of the book will focus on theoretical work. We anticipate
submissions on counter-movement theory, and other relevant theoretical
perspectives in environmental social science (including perspectives that
provides explanations for resistance to environmental protection and
sustainability in the context of politics, the economy, culture, and social
Empirically, we would like to encourage the inclusion of diverse cases that
examine the breadth of anti-environmental movements. We are interested in
political economic accounts of anti-environmentalism, including network
analyses of corporate interlocks, and counter-movement networks.
This will be a multi-disciplinary volume, and we anticipate contributions from
sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, history, and other
We encourage diverse methods, including quantitative, qualitative and
mixed-methods approaches, and studies that vary amongst micro, meso, and macro
analyses. We also encourage the submission of proposals for historical analyses
on this topic.
Details for Proposal Submissions:
For proposal submissions: Please provide a title, names and affiliations of the
authors, and a 250-400 word abstract.
Please e-mail these to David Tindall at: tind...@mail.ubc.ca
Deadline for submission of chapter proposals: November 1st, 2017
Chapter selection will be made by December 15th, 2017, and a first draft of
book chapters will be due by July 1st, 2018.
Riley E. Dunlap
Regents Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Co-Editor, Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives (Report of
the ASA Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change)
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