Special Issue of the International Journal of Middle East Studies: The Environment in the Middle East and North Africa
Guests editors: Tessa Farmer and Jessica Barnes with IJMES editors Akram Khater and Jeffrey Culang
From arid cities to irrigated fields, hot deserts to Mediterranean mountains, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) encompasses a range of environments for thinking through the relationships between nature and society, people and animals, human and nonhuman worlds. Yet, while research on various aspects of the material world has a long history in the scholarship of the MENA, research on the environment as such has been relatively limited. Reflecting growing interest in the environment as a topic of concern, this special issue of IJMES will bring together scholarship from anthropology, geography, sociology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and related disciplines on current environment-related themes in the region.
Deadline: November 15, 2016