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Fields and Streams [electronic resource] : Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science

Author/Creator:
Lave, Rebecca.
Publication:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (189 p.)
Series:
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation
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Subjects:
Stream restoration -- Political aspects -- United States.
Neoliberalism -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Environmental sciences -- United States.
Stream restoration -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Examining the science of stream restoration, Rebecca Lave argues that the neoliberal emphasis on the privatization and commercialization of knowledge has fundamentally changed the way that science is funded, organized, and viewed in the United States. Stream restoration science and practice is in a startling state. The most widely respected expert in the field, Dave Rosgen, is a private consultant with relatively little formal scientific training. Since the mid-1990s, many academic and federal agency-based scientists have denounced Rosgen as a charlatan and a hack. Despite this, Rosgen's Natur
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; CHAPTER 2 Stream Restoration and Natural Channel Design; CHAPTER 3 The History of Stream Restoration and the Rise of Rosgen; CHAPTER 4 Capital Conflicts; CHAPTER 5 Building a Base of Support; CHAPTER 6 The Political Economy of Stream Restoration; CHAPTER 7 Conclusions; Appendix: Interview and Survey Metadata; Notes; References; Index;
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Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-283-73334-X
0-8203-4474-5