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Athabasca University

Dr. Michael Gismondi

Publications

Forthcoming co-edited Book

Scaling UP: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability. Mike Gismondi, Sean Connolly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland. (Eds.) Athabasca University Press http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120246

Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

Books

2011 Challenging Legitimacy at the Precipice of Energy Calamity. Springer Press. (with D. Davidson, jointly written). http://www.springer.com/environment/book/978-1-4614-0286-2

Challenging Legitimacy Book Cover

1993 Winning Back the Words: Confronting Experts in an Environmental Public Hearing. Garamond Press, 1993 (with Mary Richardson and Joan Sherman). If your interested in Alberta's boreal forest issues, or more generally in environmental impact assessment (EIA), environmental science, and public hearings, this book deals with the Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries EIA review and public hearings. The book is used widely as a case study of lay knowledge and public participation in environmental hearings. It is unique in its use of theory illustrated with statements from the public hearing transcripts.

See a review at: http://arctic.synergiesprairies.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/article/view/1474/1454

Winning Back the Words book cover

Edited Books

Nature's Revenge book cover

2006 Nature's Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Ecological Exhaustion. Josee Johnson, Mike Gismondi, James Goodman. Editors. Peterborough: Broadview Press. A critical reading of the eco-social crisis. Some chapters are listed below in pdf.


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2005 Consuming Sustainability: Critical Social Analyses of Ecological Change. Debra Davidson, Kiersten Hatt, and Northern Critical Scholars Collective, editors. Halifax: Fernwood Press. I am part of the Editorial Collective that designed and co-wrote it for the Canadian undergraduate student of environment and society, with many examples that will resonate with Canadians. I also co-wrote chapters on water, work, and entropy.

Book Chapters

2012 Gismondi M. and D. Davidson. Energy, Climate Change and the Politics of Sustainability, in Les Samuelson and Wayne Antony, eds., Power and Resistance in Canada, 5th Edition. Halifax: Fernwood Press.

Power & Resistance book cover

2012 Gismondi M. and D. Davidson. Energy, Climate Change and the Politics of Sustainability, in Les Samuelson and Wayne Antony, eds., Power and Resistance in Canada, 5th Edition. Halifax: Fernwood Press.

Power & Resistance book cover

2007 (with Block 1912 Collective) "The Politics of Sustainability" in Les Samuelson and Wayne Antony, Ed., Power and Resistance in Canada. 4th Edition, Halifax: Fernwood Press. (Link to PDF in au space)


2006 (with Johnston and Goodman) "Mapping Sustainability" and "Conclusion" in Nature's Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Ecological Exhaustion. ed. Josee Johnson, Mike Gismondi, James Goodman. Broadview Press.

2006 Mike Gismondi "The Nature of Local Reach" in Nature's Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Ecological Exhaustion. ed. Josee Johnson, Mike Gismondi, James Goodman. Broadview Press.

2005 S. Speake and M. Gismondi "Water: A Human Right." in Consuming Sustainability: Critical Social Analyses of Ecological Change. Debra Davidson, Kiersten Hatt, and Northern Critical Scholars Collective, editors. Halifax: Fernwood Press. P. 47 - 69.

2005 S. Ikeda, M. Gismondi, Ineke Lock, "Economy, Work and Environment in Canada" in Consuming Sustainability: Critical Social Analyses of Ecological Change. Debra Davidson, Kiersten Hatt, and Northern Critical Scholars Collective, editors. Halifax: Fernwood Press. P. 155 - 180.

2005 M. Gismondi and D. Davidson "Entropic Futures" in Consuming Sustainability: Critical Social Analyses of Ecological Change. Debra Davidson, Kiersten Hatt, and Northern Critical Scholars Collective, editors. Halifax: Fernwood Press. 205 - 227. A realistic discussion of the challenge of sustainability draws from the second law of thermal-dynamics.

2003 (with Block 1912 Collective) "The Politics of Sustainability" in Les Samuelson and Wayne Antony, Ed., Power and Resistance in Canada. 3rd Edition, Halifax: Fernwood Press. 2003.

1995 (with M. Richardson and J. Sherman), "Participation: Local Knowledge versus Expert Knowledge: at the Environmental Public Hearings for a Pulp Mill in Northern Alberta," in David Moore and Gerald Schmitz., eds., Debating Development Discourse: Institutional and Popular Perspectives. London: MacMillan.

1994 (with Mary Richardson), "Discourse and Power in Environmental Politics," in Martin O'Connor (edited) Is Sustainable Capitalism Possible?. New York: Guilford Publications. Ecology and Democracy Series.

Journal Articles

2014 Davidson, D. and Mike Gismondi, “Footprints in the Oilsands: A Double Diversion with Global Repercussions,” Sociological Imagination 50, 1, 13-34.

2014 Ryan, S., Hanson, L. and M. Gismondi. “Landscape-Scale Prioritization Process for Private Land Conservation in Alberta.” Human Ecology, 42.1.

2012 Gismondi M. and D. Davidson. “Imagining the Tar Sands: 1880-1967 and Beyond.” Imaginations: Journal of Cross Cultural Image Studies. 3 (2).

2012 Gismondi M. and K. Cannon. “Beyond Policy ‘Lock-In’? The Social Economy and Bottom-Up Sustainability.” Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale, (67).

2009 With Jeremy Mouat. “La Enojosa Cuestión de Emery: The Emery Claim in Nicaragua and United States Foreign Policy.circa 1890-1910.” The Americas. Philadelphia: Academy of American Franciscan History. January, 65 (3): 375-409. [Winner of Tibesar Prize: 2008-9. Best article. Conference on Latin American History in cooperation with the journal Americas.]

2002 (with Jeremy Mouat) "Merchants, Mining, and Concessions on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast: Reassessing the American Presence 1893-1912," Journal of Latin American Studies (London: Cambridge University Press) 34, 4 2002, 845-879. Empirical piece based on 5 years of research in archives in Britain, Nicaragua and United States.

1998 "The University, Accountability, and Market Discipline in the Late 1990s." Mike Sosteric, Gina Ratkovic and Mike Gismondi. Electronic Journal of Sociology, 3, 3, April.

1997 "Sociology and Environmental Impact Assessment,"Canadian Journal of Sociology, 22, 4, Fall, 1997. 457-479. One of few theoretical sociology pieces on EA in Canada, it widens the scope for sociological research beyond social impact assessment.

1997 "Jock Talk, Goldfish, Horse Logging and Star Wars: How a Pulp Company Communicates a Green Image," Joan Sherman and Michael Gismondi. Alternatives Journal 23, 1 Winter, 14-20. Critical media analysis of green washing.

1996 "Not Directly Affected: Using the Law to Close the Door on Environmentalists," by Joan Sherman, Michael Gismondi, Mary Richardson. Journal of Canadian Studies, 31, 1, 102-118. Deconstruction of legal language around the right to protest or speak before a tribunal dealing with environmental abuses.

1996 "Pulp Mills, Fish Contamination, and Fish Eaters: A Participatory Workshop on the Politics of Expert Knowledge," Michael Gismondi and Joan Sherman. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 7, 4, December, 127-137. Popular education workshop, explores ethnocentrism in science.

1991 "Discourse and Power in Environmental Politics: Public Hearings on a Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill in Alberta, Canada," Michael Gismondi and Mary Richardson. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 2 (3) No.8, October 1991.

1989 "The Idea of Resistance: Dependency as Historical Process" Critical Sociology, Winter, p. 95 - 111. A defense of human agency and change as a social process.

1988 "Religious Faith and Political Praxis in the Americas: Review Essay " Latin American Perspectives, Issue 57, V. 15 No.2., pp. 72 - 80.

1988 "Conceptualizing Religion from Below: a neo-marxist approach to the religion of the poor," Social Compass: The International Journal of the Sociology of Religion, V. XXXV/2-3 Louvain, Belgium. pp. 343 - 370.

1986 "Transformations in the Holy: Religious Resistance and Hegemonic Struggles in the Nicaraguan Revolution," Latin American Perspectives, V.13, N3, Issue 50 August. Special Issue on Religion in Latin America, pp. 13 - 36.

1985 "The Gift of Theory: A Critique of the Histoire de Mentalite," Social History, University of Hull, Great Britain, Vol.10 No.2, May, pp. 211 - 230. My first paper and still relevant today as I struggle to understand the long duree and glacial like changes in human attitudes and values.

Updated October 08 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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