Against the Grain

Soil, Science, and the Left

Soil is essential for terrestrial life on earth.  And like so many other parts of the environment, it’s under threat, degraded in a world where it’s being built on, contaminated, and eroded. Geographer Salvatore Engel-DiMauro argues that soil also highlights the many problems that the left has with understanding both the social and scientific, or biophysical processes, of nature. He discusses soil and what it tells us about humans’ relationship with the rest of the environment.

Resources:

Salvatore Engel-DiMauro’s Website

Salvatore Engel-DiMauro, Ecology, Soils, and the Left: An Ecosocial Approach Palgrave, 2014

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