Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

by Mark Halsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754624919

ISBN-13: 9780754624912

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754624912
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Advances in Criminology Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: 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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