A Delicate Balance Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela C. Halfacre (review)

A Delicate Balance Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela... A Delicate Balance Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry By Angela C. Halfacre University of South Carolina Press, 2012 344 pp. Hardcover $29.95 Reviewed by Brian Grabbatin, Midlands Technical College, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences For the most part, existing studies of the environmental movement in the United States overlook the South. The Environmental History and the American South book series published by the University of Georgia Press addresses the temporal dimensions of this omission, but there is still much to learn about the region's contemporary environmental politics. Angela C. Halfacre's new book, A Delicate Balance, broadens the scope of this scholarship by presenting a detailed case study of conservation in the South Carolina lowcountry that explores the social, cultural, and physical dimensions of environmental policymaking in the South. The lay reader will appreciate Halfacre's introduction for its careful and direct explanation of the book's framework, while scholars will recognize that the text relies on environmental justice scholarship, as well as concepts of social natures and punctuated equilibrium. In lieu of developing a complex theoretical framework for the book, Halfacre's introductory chapter familiarizes the reader with two key concepts that are essential to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

A Delicate Balance Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela C. Halfacre (review)

Southern Cultures, Volume 20 (2) – May 11, 2014

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A Delicate Balance Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry By Angela C. Halfacre University of South Carolina Press, 2012 344 pp. Hardcover $29.95 Reviewed by Brian Grabbatin, Midlands Technical College, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences For the most part, existing studies of the environmental movement in the United States overlook the South. The Environmental History and the American South book series published by the University of Georgia Press addresses the temporal dimensions of this omission, but there is still much to learn about the region's contemporary environmental politics. Angela C. Halfacre's new book, A Delicate Balance, broadens the scope of this scholarship by presenting a detailed case study of conservation in the South Carolina lowcountry that explores the social, cultural, and physical dimensions of environmental policymaking in the South. The lay reader will appreciate Halfacre's introduction for its careful and direct explanation of the book's framework, while scholars will recognize that the text relies on environmental justice scholarship, as well as concepts of social natures and punctuated equilibrium. In lieu of developing a complex theoretical framework for the book, Halfacre's introductory chapter familiarizes the reader with two key concepts that are essential to the

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