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Ismael Vaccaro

Associate Professor

Joint appointment with McGill School of Environment
Ph.D (Environmental Anthropology) University of Washington, 2005
M.A. (Environmental Anthropology) University of Washington, 2001

Ismael Vaccaro

Stephen Leacock Building, Room 838
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Tel.: 514-398-5832
Fax: 514-398-7476

ismael [dot] vaccaro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

 

 

 

Office Hours

Winter 2014: Sabbatical leave.

Research Interests

Environmental anthropology, political ecology, property theory, landscape analysis, political anthropology/development, conservation policies; Southern Europe, Mexico.

Representative Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2009. Livestock versus 'wild beasts': the contradictions of the natural patrimonialization of the Pyrenees. Geographical Review 99 (4): 499-516.

Vaccaro, I., Zanotti, L., and Sepez, J. 2009. Commons and market: opportunities for development of local sustainability. Environmental Politics 18(4): 522-538.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2008. The new Pyrenees: contemporary conflicts around patrimony, resources and urbanization. Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe 8 (2): 4-15.

Vaccaro, I. 2008. Cornellà through the looking glass: ecology, knowledge, social change and reflexivity. Journal of Cultural Research 12 (2): 151-165.

Beltran, O. and Vaccaro, I. 2008. Els comunals al Pallars Sobirà. Els usos tradicionals de la muntanya en el marc dels espais naturals protegits. Revista d’Etnologia de Catalunya 33: 142-149 [in Catalan].

Jacob, A., Vaccaro, I., Sengupta, R., Hartter, J., and Chapman, C. 2008. Integrating rural depopulation and ecological homogenization into conservation planning. Tropical Conservation Science 1(4): 307-320.

Vaccaro, I. 2008. Los Pirineos como proyecto de estado: de municipios, comunales, ingenieros forestales, sociedades de propietarios y parques naturales. Historia Agraria 46: 17-39.

Vaccaro, I. and Norman, K. 2008. Social Sciences and Landscape Analysis: opportunities for the improvement of conservation policy design. Journal of Environmental Management 88: 360-371.

Aswani, S. and Vaccaro, I. 2008. Lagoon Ecology and Social Strategies: Habitat Diversity and Ethnobiology. Human Ecology 36(3): 325-341.

Vaccaro, I. 2007. Sovereignty, collective ingenuity and moral economies: the confluence of transnational trends, states and local strategies in the Pyrenees. Environment and History 13 (1): 25-46.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2007. Consuming space, nature and culture: patrimonial discussions in the hyper-modern era. Journal of Tourism Geographies 9 (3): 254-274.

Sivaramakrishnan, K. and Vaccaro, I. 2006. Postindustrial Natures: Hyper-mobility and Place-attachments. Journal of Social Anthropology 14 (3): 301-317.

Vaccaro, I. 2006. Post-industrial valleys: the Pyrenees as a reinvented landscape. Journal of Social Anthropology 14 (3): 361-376.

Vaccaro, I. 2005. Property mosaic and state-making: governmentality, expropriation and conservation in the Pyrenees. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 9: 4-19.

Chapters in a Book:

Vaccaro, I. 2008. Modernizing Mountain Water: state, industry and territory. In Whiteley, J. Ingram, H., and Perry, R. (eds.). Water, Place and Fairness: Tempering Efficiency with Equity. MIT Press, Boston. 225-248.

Beltran, O., Pascual, J. and Vaccaro, I. 2008. Introducción. Espacios naturales protegidos, política y cultura. In Beltran, O., Pascual, J. and Vaccaro, I. Patrimonialización de la naturaleza. El marco social de las políticas ambientales. Ankulegi y Universidad del País Vasco, Donosti. Pp. 11-26.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2008. Consumiendo espacio, naturaleza y cultura: discusiones patrimoniales en la hipermodernidad. In Beltran, O., Pascual, J. and Vaccaro, I. Patrimonialización de la naturaleza. El marco social de las políticas ambientales. Ankulegi y Universidad del País Vasco, Donosti. Pp. 45-64 [Reprint in Spanish of Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2007. Consuming space, nature and culture: patrimonial discussions in the hyper-modern era. Journal of Tourism Geographies 9 (3): 254-274].

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2007. Introducción. Paisajes en efervescencia: hacia una ecología política de los Pirineos. In Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. (eds.). La Ecología Política de los Pirineos: estado, historia y paisaje. Garsineu Edicions. 13-30.

Beltran, O. and Vaccaro, I. 2007. El Pallars Sobirà: pastores, centrales y estaciones de esquí. In Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. (eds.). La Ecología Política de los Pirineos: estado, historia y paisaje. Garsineu Edicions. 139-157.

Vaccaro, I. 2006. Valles Postindustriales: la urbanización de las montañas y sus consecuencias sociales y ecológicas. In Frigolé, J. y Roigé, X. Globalidad y localidad. Perspectiva etnográfica. Barcelona, Edicions Universitat de Barcelona, 61-90 [Reprint in Spanish of: Vaccaro, I. 2006. Post-industrial valleys: the Pyrenees as a reinvented landscape. Journal of Social Anthropology 14 (3): 361-376].

Reports:

Norman, K., Sepez, J., Lazrus, H., Milne, N., Package, C., Russell, S., Grant, K., Petersen, R., Primo, J., Styles, M., Tilt, B., and Vaccaro, I. 2007. Community Profiles for West Coast and North Pacific Fisheries-Washington, Oregon, California and other U.S. states. U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Science Center.

Sepez, J., Tilt, B., Package, C., Lazrus, H. and Vaccaro, I. 2005. Community Profiles for North Pacific Fisheries-Alaska. U.S. Department of Commerce. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Science Center.

Edited Work (Books and Special Issues):

Beltran, O., Pascual, J. and Vaccaro, I. 2008. Patrimonialización de la naturaleza. El marco social de las políticas ambientales. Ankulegi y Universidad del País Vasco, Donosti [Proceedings].

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. (eds.) 2007. La Ecología Política de los Pirineos: estado, historia y paisaje. Garsineu Edicions, Tremp.

Vaccaro, I. and Sivaramakrishnan, K. (eds.) 2006. Special Issue. Post-industrial natures: hyper-mobility and place-attachments after globalization. Journal of Social Anthropology 14 (3).