Entangled Histories and the Environment?
Socio-Environmental Transformations in the Caribbean, 1492-1800
This study's goal is to outline how environmental factors can be systematically included into the perspective of entangled histories. So far, the question how access to natural resources, energy, land-use systems and agricultural practices have influenced unequal relationships of power have largely remained confined to the field of environmental history but do not belong to the established perspective on histories of empire and colonialism. The study combines the two conceptual perspectives of "environment-in-entanglement" and "practices of comparing" in order to broaden the approach to how (post-)colonial entanglements are researched historically.
About the Author
Eleonora Rohland is professor for Entangled History in the Americas and director of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University, Germany.
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