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Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism

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Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism

9781839100215 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Tindall, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Canada, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and Riley E. Dunlap, Dresser Professor and Regents Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Oklahoma State University, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 021 5 Extent: 512 pp
This thought-provoking Handbook provides a theoretical overview of the wide variety of anti-environmentalisms and offers an integrative research agenda for future research on the topic. Probing the ways in which groups have organized to oppose environmental movements and pro-environmental policies in recent decades, it examines those involved in these countermovements and studies their motivations and support systems. This Handbook explores core topics in the field, including contestation over climate change, wind power, mining, forestry, food sovereignty, oil and gas pipelines and population issues.

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This thought-provoking Handbook provides a theoretical overview of the wide variety of anti-environmentalisms and offers an integrative research agenda for future research on the topic. Probing the ways in which groups have organized to oppose environmental movements and pro-environmental policies in recent decades, it examines those involved in these countermovements and studies their motivations and support systems.

International contributors investigate the ways in which anti-environmentalism differs across regions and by the nature of the issue, alongside unique coverage of the critiques of environmental movements coming from sources that are not anti-environmental. This Handbook explores core topics in the field, including contestation over climate change, wind power, mining, forestry, food sovereignty, oil and gas pipelines and population issues. Chapters also analyse our understanding of countermovements, the effect of public opinion on environmental policy, and original empirical case studies from North America, Oceania, Europe and Asia.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism will be a key resource for scholars and students of environmental politics and policy, environmental sociology, environmental governance and social movements.
Critical Acclaim
‘Over the last decades, many systematic accounts have been provided of the main social and political movements currently active on the globe. Far less attention has been paid to their opponents and critics. Focusing on reactions to environmental movements, and edited by three foremost analysts of environmental politics, this Handbook is likely to have an impact which goes well beyond that particular field. It will appeal to all those interested in the study of “counter-movements” at large.’
– Mario Diani, University of Trento, Italy

‘In an era where scientific misinformation and disinformation are proliferating globally, there is a clear and pressing need for this state-of-the-art overview of anti-environmental actors, messages and campaigns. The editors of the Handbook have assembled a stellar roster of international contributors who interrogate every aspect of the problem from media framing, to climate denial networks, to neoliberal governance. Highly recommended to university libraries and to environmental activists and scholars.’
– John Hannigan, University of Toronto, Canada
Contributors
Contributors: Aleksandra Afanasyeva, S. Harris Ali, Kerry Ard, Valerie Berseth, Vanessa Bible, Ian R. Carrillo, William K. Carroll, Shannon Daub, Debra J. Davidson, Patrick Doreian, Riley E. Dunlap, Joe Gray, Shane Gunster, James Hoggan, Paige Kelly, Helen Kopnina, James S. Krueger, Victor W.Y. Lam, Adam Lucas, Martin C. Lukas, Ruth E. McKie, Pamela McMullin-Messier, David S. Meyer, Andrej Mrvar, Petr Ocelík, Hayriye Özen, John Parkins, Nicholas Scott, Suzanne Staggenborg, Mark C.J. Stoddart, David Tindall, Todd E. Vachon, Haydn Washington, Tiffany Williams
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Contents:

Foreword: foreign-funded radicals x
James Hoggan

PART I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1 The contours of anti-environmentalism: an introduction to the
Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism 2
Mark C.J. Stoddart, David Tindall and Riley E. Dunlap

PART II THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
2 Understanding countermovements 23
Suzanne Staggenborg and David S. Meyer
3 Against environmentalism for the common good: a theoretical model 43
Nicholas Scott

PART III ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM DISCOURSE AND FRAMING
4 ‘Total preservation is just as bad as total logging’: forests and
environmental attitudes and behaviours in an anti-environmentalist
countermovement 63
David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart and Valerie Berseth
5 Climate change scepticism in front-page Czech newspaper coverage:
a one man show 84
Petr Ocelík

PART IV VALUES, ATTITUDES AND PUBLIC OPINION
6 Understanding opposition to the environmental movement: the
importance of dominant American values 108
Riley E. Dunlap
7 The effect of public opinion on environmental policy in the face of the
environmental countermovement 133
Kerry Ard, Tiffany Williams and Paige Kelly
8 Anti-environment, or pro-livelihood? Dissecting environmental conflict
and its key drivers in Northern New South Wales 153
Vanessa Bible

PART V SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM
9 Climate change counter movement organisations: an international
deviant network? 173
Ruth E. McKie
10 Fossil networks and dirty power: the politics of decarbonisation in Australia 192
Adam Lucas
11 Regime of obstruction: fossil capitalism and the many facets of climate
denial in Canada 216
William K. Carroll, Shannon Daub and Shane Gunster
12 The Koch Brothers and the climate change denial social movement 234
Patrick Doreian and Andrej Mrvar

PART VI EXTRACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM
13 Neoliberal governance of environmentalism in the post-9/11
security era: the case of pipeline debates in Canada 248
S. Harris Ali
14 Fashioning anti-environmentalism in Turkey: the campaign against the
Bergama movement 268
Hayriye Özen

PART VII AGRICULTURE AND ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM
15 Food sovereignty and anti-regulation from the left 284
James S. Krueger
16 Agrarian reform movement in the Betung Kerihun National Park:
mobilisation of hunter–gatherer communities against nature protection
in Kalimantan 304
Martin C. Lukas
17 Wind energy development and anti-environmentalism in Alberta, Canada 329
Aleksandra Afanasyeva, Debra J. Davidson and John Parkins

PART VIII ETHNICITY AND RACE
18 The end of population-environmentalism: dissonance over human rights
and societal goals 345
Pamela McMullin-Messier
19 The environmental state and the racial state in tension: does racism
impede environmentalism? 365
Ian R. Carrillo

PART IX OTHER SPHERES OF ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM
20 Skin in the game: the struggle over climate protection within the US
labor movement 381
Todd E. Vachon
21 Reflexive religious anti-environmentalism on Indigenous lands:
decolonization and religious environmental organizations (REOs) in the
Trans Mountain resistance, Canada 399
Victor W.Y. Lam
22 Anti-environmentalism in critical social science and new conservation 423
Helen Kopnina, Haydn Washington and Joe Gray

PART X CONCLUSION
23 Moving forward in the study of anti-environmentalism: combining tools
from different tool kits 440
David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart and Riley E. Dunlap

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