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Addressing participatory, transdisciplinary approaches to local stewardship of the environment, Grassroots to Global features scholars and stewards exploring the broad impacts of civic engagement with the environment.

Chapters focus on questions that include: How might faith-based institutions in Chicago expand the work of church-community gardens? How do volunteer "nature cleaners" in Tehran attempt to change Iranian social norms? How does an international community in Baltimore engage local people in nature restoration while fostering social equity? How does a child in an impoverished coal mining region become a local and national leader in abandoned mine restoration? And can a loose coalition that transforms blighted areas in Indian cities into pocket parks become a social movement? From the findings of the authors’ diverse case studies, editor Marianne Krasny provides a way to help readers understand the greater implications of civic ecology practices through the lens of multiple disciplines.

Contributors:
Aniruddha Abhyankar, Martha Chaves, Louise Chawla, Dennis Chestnut, Nancy Chikaraishi, Zahra Golshani, Lance Gunderson, Keith E. Hedges, Robert E. Hughes, Rebecca Jordan, Karim-Aly Kassam, Laurel Kearns, Marianne E. Krasny, Veronica Kyle, David Maddox, Mila Kellen Marshall, Elizabeth Whiting Pierce, Rosalba Lopez Ramirez, Michael Sarbanes, Philip Silva, Traci Sooter, Erika S. Svendsen, Keith G. Tidball, Arjen E. J. Wals, Rebecca Salminen Witt, Jill Wrigley

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Keith G. Tidball
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I CULTURE BUILDING: CHANGING SOCIAL NORMS THROUGH CIVIC ECOLOGY PRACTICES
  1. 1. Coming Home to Common Ground in Stressed Communities: Intentional Civic Engagement in the Collins Avenue Streamside Community of Southwest Baltimore
  2. Jill Wrigley, Mila Kellen Marshall, and Michael Sarbanes
  3. pp. 21-40
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  1. 2. The Bitter and the Sweet of Nature: Weaving a Tapestry of Migration Stories
  2. Veronica Kyle and Laurel Kearns
  3. pp. 41-64
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  1. 3. Grassroots Stewardship in Iran: The Rise and Significance of Nature Cleaners
  2. Karim-Aly Kassam, Zahra Golshani, and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 65-84
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  1. 4. Returning Orange Waters to Blue: Creating a Culture of Civic Engagement through Learning Experiences
  2. Louise Chawla and Robert E. Hughes
  3. pp. 85-102
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  1. Part II KNOWLEDGE BUILDING: LEARNING IN CIVIC ECOLOGY PRACTICE
  1. 5. The Nature of Transformative Learning for Social-Ecological Sustainability
  2. Martha Chaves and Arjen E. J. Wals
  3. pp. 105-123
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  1. 6. Making Knowledge in Civic Ecology Practices: A Community Garden Case Study
  2. Philip Silva and Rosalba Lopez Ramirez
  3. pp. 124-140
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  1. 7. Mapping the Route from Citizen Science to Environmental Stewardship: Integrating Adaptive Management and Civic Ecology Practice
  2. Rebecca Jordan
  3. pp. 141-154
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  1. Part III MOVEMENT BUILDING: CIVIC ECOLOGY AS STRATEGIC ACTION FIELD
  1. 8. Adaptive Management, Adaptive Governance, and Civic Ecology
  2. Lance Gunderson, Elizabeth Whiting Pierce, and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 157-176
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  1. 9. The Healing Powers of Nature in Joplin’s Cunningham Park: Coupling Design-Build and Civic Ecology
  2. Keith E. Hedges, Traci Sooter, Nancy Chikaraishi, and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 177-193
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  1. 10. Countering Environmental Gentrification through Economic, Cultural, and Political Equity: The 11th Street Bridge Park
  2. Dennis Chestnut and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 194-212
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  1. 11. Civic Stewardship as a Catalyst for Social-Ecological Change in Detroit, Michigan
  2. Rebecca Salminen Witt, Erika S. Svendsen, and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 213-230
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  1. 12. From Practice to Fledgling Social Movement in India: Lessons from “The Ugly Indian”
  2. Aniruddha Abhyankar and Marianne E. Krasny
  3. pp. 231-248
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  1. Afterword: Toward a Collaborative Engagement
  2. David Maddox
  3. pp. 249-252
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501714993
Related ISBN
9781501714979
MARC Record
OCLC
1013988671
Pages
276
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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