Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Textby Mark Halsey
Pub. Date: 06/01/2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This book offers a post-structuralist critique of the problems associated with modernist accounts of environmental harm and regulation. Through a notably detailed micro-political analysis of forest conflict, the author explores the limits of academic commentary on environmental issues and suggests that the traditional variables of political economy, race and gender need to be recast in light of four key modalities through which 'the environment' and 'environmental damage' are (re)produced. Focusing on vision, speed, lexicon and affect, the book engages a new ethic for categorizing and regulating 'nature' and challenges criminologists, sociologists, cultural theorists and others to reconsider what it is possible to say and do about environmental problems.
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction. Modernity and ecological thought: a brief critique; Environment and criminological thought; Ecology and machinic thought: Deleuze/Guattari; Event, method, lexicon; Becoming known; Becoming forest; Becoming contested. On the unsaid: text, nature(s), damage; Conclusion; References; Index.
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