The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values

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This comprehensive reader offers in-depth analyses of critical developments in environmental values, bringing together in one volume the most influential scholarship in the field. Each carefully selected contribution assesses some of the most pressing issues of our time, focusing on the relationship between human values, world views and preferences, and the natural world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844071678
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Earthscan Reader Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University, USA.
Terre Satterfield is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada

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Table of Contents

Environmental values : an introduction - relativistic and axiomatic traditions in the study of environmental values
1 Contingent valuation : a user's guide 6
2 Economic and ecological concepts for valuing ecosystem services 18
3 The development of environmental thinking in economics 41
4 Non-anthropocentric value theory and environmental ethics 67
5 Environmental ethics and weak anthropocentrism 81
6 A defence of the deep ecology movement 97
7 Radical American environmentalism and 'wilderness' preservation : a third world critique 102
8 Class, race and gender discourse in the ecofeminism/deep ecology debate 113
9 The biological basis for human values of nature 131
10 Christianity, environmentalism and the theoretical problem of fundamentalism 156
11 Measuring endorsement of the new ecological paradigm : a revised NEP scale 172
12 Value orientations, gender and environmental concern 188
13 Environmental values : a place-based theory 207
14 Valuing public goods : the purchase of moral satisfaction 231
15 Protected values 246
16 Aggregation and deliberation in valuing public goods : a look beyond contingent pricing 273
17 Valuing environmental resources : a constructive approach 296
18 What should we do? : human ecology and collective decision making 316
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