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Nature and National Identity After Communism - Globalizing the Ethnoscape (Paperback): Katrina Z. S. Schwartz
Nature and National Identity After Communism - Globalizing the Ethnoscape (Paperback): Katrina Z. S. Schwartz

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Nature and National Identity After Communism - Globalizing the Ethnoscape (Paperback)

Katrina Z. S. Schwartz

Series: Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies

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In this groundbreaking book, Katrina Schwartz examines the intersection of environmental politics, globalization, and national identity in a small East European country: modern-day Latvia. Based on extensive ethnographic research and lively discourse analysis, it explores that country's post-Soviet responses to European assistance and political pressure in nature management, biodiversity conservation, and rural development. These responses were shaped by hotly contested notions of national identity articulated as contrasting visions of the "ideal" rural landscape.
The players in this story include Latvian farmers and other traditional rural dwellers, environmental advocates, and professionals with divided attitudes toward new European approaches to sustainable development. An entrenched set of forestry and land management practices, with roots in the Soviet and pre-Soviet eras, confront growing international pressures on a small country to conform to current (Western) notions of environmental responsibility--notions often perceived by Latvians to be at odds with local interests. While the case is that of Latvia, the dynamics Schwartz explores have wide applicability and speak powerfully to broader theoretical discussions about sustainable development, social constructions of nature, the sources of nationalism, and the impacts of globalization and regional integration on the traditional nation-state.

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Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
Release date: November 2006
First published: November 2006
Authors: Katrina Z. S. Schwartz
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN-13: 978-0-8229-5942-7
Barcode: 9780822959427
Categories: Promotions
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Globalization
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > General
LSN: 0-8229-5942-9

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