Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

by Mark Halsey
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 ethics for categorising 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:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Advances in Criminology Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Modernity and ecological thought : a brief critique11
2Environment and criminological thought41
3Ecology and machinic thought : Deleuze/Guattari57
4Event, method, lexicon81
5Becoming known97
6Becoming forest135
7Becoming contested161
8On the unsaid : text, nature(s), damage229

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