8. Resisting and Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics in the New American West

  1. Peter Newell2,
  2. Maxwell Boykoff3 and
  3. Emily Boyd4
  1. Roopali Phadke

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118315835.ch8

The New Carbon Economy

The New Carbon Economy

How to Cite

Phadke, R. (2012) Resisting and Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics in the New American West, in The New Carbon Economy (eds P. Newell, M. Boykoff and E. Boyd), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118315835.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sussex, UK

  2. 3

    University of Colorado, USA

  3. 4

    University of Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. Macalester College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444350227

Online ISBN: 9781118315835

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Keywords:

  • “middle landscape”;
  • wind energy, the American West;
  • new global low carbon energy;
  • American West, and shifting politics;
  • oppositional movements, as NIMBY;
  • place theory, wind energy politics;
  • Yi-Fu Tuan's “topophilia”;
  • “green” thinking or “greentrificatrion”;
  • “cycles of protest”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mobilizing Place Theory and New American West Literatures

  • Public Perceptions and Opposition to Wind Energy

  • Searchlight Wind

  • Moving Forward

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Endnotes

  • References