CALL FOR PAPERS – Value & the Environment

Environment and Society: Advances In Research seeks proposals for review-style papers concerned with value and the environment.

Papers might focus on:

  • Land, land tenure, and dispossession
  • Resources and compensation
  • Conservation Valuation
  • REDD and the values / valuations associated with it
  • Economic evaluation of ecosystem services
  • Projects that are trying to predict the future value of wild seed strains or particular animal breeds for different environments and/or communities and then looking for capitalist investors to fund conservation or dispersion initiatives.
  • The agency and value of natural resources
  • Citizen involvement in environmental monitoring/science/regulation
  • “Rights based approaches” in conservation
  • The value of biocultural approaches in contemporary scholarship and conservation practice
  • How value is measured (in REDD projects and conservation projects, for example)
  • How things are valued in an abstract sense
  • How are things valued in the concrete context of compensation
  • How valuation gets expressed in practice

Submission Procedure

Please submit abstracts (paper proposals) to Environment & Society using the e-mail address:

Deadline for submissions: November 9, 2012

If you have questions feel free to email editor Paige West
Tow Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University