This chapter charts the ways political ecology approaches have been applied in analysing and challenging displacement across a range of socio-political and ecological contexts. It considers the contribution made by materialist political ecology in challenging positivist and behavioural science-inspired analyses of displacement, hazard and risk before turning to analyses that also draw on poststructuralist concepts to examine displacements associated with the governance of commodified nature through technical fixes that rework society-nature relationships, in practices such as infrastructure development, conservation and environmental restoration. The chapter concludes by considering the knowledge politics that make displacement appear as a ‘natural’ outcome, and which explore the messy and embodied politics of resistance that challenge its inevitability.
|Title of host publication||The Handbook of Displacement|
|Editors||Peter Adey, Janet Bowstead, Katherine Brickell, Vandana Desai, Mike Dolton, Alastair Pinkerton, Ayesha Siddiqi|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Dec 2020|
- political ecology
- human geography