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 723
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

TBA

Research Interests

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

Representative Publications

Publications and Manuscripts

Books

Vaccaro, I., Harper, K. and S. Murray (eds.). 2015. Anthropologies of post-industrialism: ethnographies of disconnection. Routledge, London.

Dawson, Ch., Zanotti, L., and I. Vaccaro (eds.). 2014. Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. Routledge, New York.

Beltran, O. and I. Vaccaro. 2014. Parcs als comunals: la patrimonialització de la muntanya al Pallars Sobirà. IPEC, Generalitat de Catalunya: Barcelona [in Catalan].

Vaccaro, I., Smith, E.A. and S. Aswani (eds.). 2010. Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Vaccaro, I. and O. Beltran (eds.). 2010. Social and Ecological History of the Pyrenees: State, Market and Landscape. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek CA. [Updated reprint in English of Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. (eds.) 2007. Ecología Política de los Pirineos: estado, historia y paisaje. Tremp: Garsineu].

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Aswani, S., Vaccaro, I., Abernethy, K. and S. Albert. 2015. Can Local Perceptions of Environmental and Climate Change in Island Communities Assist in Adaptation Planning? Journal of Environmental Management DOI: 10.1007/s00267-015-0572-3.

Del Marmol, C. and I. Vaccaro. 2015. Changing ruralities: between abandonment and redefinition in the Catalan Pyrenees. Anthropological Forum 25(1): 21-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2014.991377

Vaccaro, I. 2014. The Power of Uncertainty: the Neoliberal Quest for Profit in Spain. Journal of International and Global Studies 5(2): 53-75.

Vaccaro, I., Chapman, C., Nyboer, E., Luke, M., Byekwaso, A., Morgan, Ch., Mbabazi, D., Twinomugisha, D. and L. Chapman. 2013. An Interdisciplinary Methodology to Harmonizing Ecology, Economy, and Co-management: Fisheries Exploitation in Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. African Journal of Aquatic Science 38 (suppl.): 97-104.

Vaccaro, I., Beltran, O., and Paquet, P.A. 2013. Political Ecology of Conservation: some theoretical genealogies. Journal of Political Ecology 20: 255-272.

Krause, R., Vaccaro, I., and S. Aswani. 2010. Challenges in Building Insect Ethnobiological Classifications in Roviana, Solomon Islands. Journal of Ethnobiology 30 (2): 313-325.

Vaccaro, I. 2010. Theorizing impending peripheries: postindustrial landscapes at the edge of hypermodernity’s collapse. Journal of International and Global Studies 1 (2): 22-44.

Vaccaro, I., and Beltran, O. 2010. Conservationist governmental technologies in the Western European mountains: the unfinished transformation of the Pyrenees. Journal of Political Ecology 17: 29-41.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2009. Livestock versus 'wild beasts': contradictions in 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 the development of local sustainability. Environmental Politics 18 (4): 522-538.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2009. L’espace montagnard comme object de consommation: les Pyrénées à l’époque global. Revue de Géographie Alpine/Journal of Alpine Research. [On line], 97-3, Doi: 10.4000/rga.1081 [In French and English].

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.

Jacob, A., Vaccaro, I., Sengupta, R., Hatter, 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 [In Spanish].

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., Harper, K. and S. Murray. 2015. Anthropology of disconnection: the political ecology of post-industrialism. In Vaccaro, I., Harper, K. and S. Murray. (eds.). Anthropologies of disconnection: ethnographies of postindustrialism. Routledge: London.

Vaccaro, I., Zanotti, L. and A.C. Dawson. 2014. Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition. In Dawson, Ch., Zanotti, L., and I. Vaccaro. (eds.). Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. New York: Routledge 1-19.

Beltran, O. and I. Vaccaro. 2014. Between Communal Herding and State Parcellation: The Conflicting Territorialities of the Spanish Pyrenees. In Dawson, Ch., Zanotti, L., and I. Vaccaro. (eds.) Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. New York: Routledge 21-35.

Vaccaro, I., Beltran, O. and P.A. Paquet. 2012. Antropologia de la conservacion: naturaleza, estado, mercado y cultura. In Santamarina, B. (coord.). Geopoliticas patrimoniales. De culturas, naturalezas e inmaterialidades. Una Mirada etnografica. Germania, Valencia 29-53.

Beltran, O. and Vaccaro, I. 2011. From scenic beauty to biodiversity: the patrimonialization of nature in the Pallars Sobirà, (Catalan Pyrenees). In Roige, X. and Frigole, J. Constructing natural and cultural heritage: the social framework of the process of patrimonialization of nature. Universitat de Barcelona Press, Barcelona 91-104.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2011. Turning nature into collective heritage: the social framework of the process of patrimonialization of nature. In Roige, X. and Frigole, J. Constructing natural and cultural heritage: the social framework of the process of patrimonialization of nature. Universitat Barcelona Press, Barcelona 63-75.

Zanotti, L. and Vaccaro, I. 2011. Revisiting the Kula: understanding the politics of economic networks. In Rice, P. and McCurdy, D. (eds.). Strategies in Teaching Anthropology, 6E. Pearson Higher Education. On-line, 204 p.

Vaccaro I. and Smith, E.A. 2010. Introduction: integrating methodologies, improving research. In Vaccaro, I., Smith, E.A. and Aswani, S. (eds.). Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. 2010. Introduction: matching social and ecological chronologies in the Pyrenees. In Vaccaro, I. and Beltran, O. (eds.). Social and Ecological History of the Pyrenees: state, market and landscape. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek.

Beltran, O. and Vaccaro, I. 2010. Espacios naturales y especies salvajes. La construcción de la naturaleza como patrimonio en el Pallars Sobirà, Pirineo catalán". In Arrieta, I. (ed.) Museos y Parques Naturales: Comunidades locales, administraciones públicas y patrimonialización de la cultura y la naturaleza. San Sebastián, Servicio Editorial Universidad del País Vasco. 159-187.

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, Universidad del País Vasco, Donosti. 11-26.

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

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

Reports and non-peer reviewed publications

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.