Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement, Updates Edition / Edition 1

Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement, Updates Edition / Edition 1

by Rik Scarce
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598740288

ISBN-13: 9781598740288

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Eco-Warriors was the first in-depth look at the people, actions, history and philosophies behind the "radical" environmental movement. Focusing on the work of Earth First!, the Sea Shepherds, Greenpeace, and the Animal Liberation Front, among others, Rik Scarce told exciting and sometimes frightening tales of front-line warriors defending an Earth they see as being

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Eco-Warriors was the first in-depth look at the people, actions, history and philosophies behind the "radical" environmental movement. Focusing on the work of Earth First!, the Sea Shepherds, Greenpeace, and the Animal Liberation Front, among others, Rik Scarce told exciting and sometimes frightening tales of front-line warriors defending an Earth they see as being in environmental peril. While continuing to study these movements as a Ph.D. student, Scarce was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to divulge his sources to prosecutors eager to thwart these groups’ activities. In this updated edition, Scarce brings the trajectory of this movement up to date—including material on the Earth Liberation Front—and provides current resources for all who wish to learn more about one of the most dynamic and confrontational political movements of our time. Literate, captivating, and informative, this is also an ideal volume for classes on environmentalism, social movements, or contemporary politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598740288
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Updated Edition
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
1,027,192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Updated Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Part 1Towards an Understanding
Chapter 1Gandhi Meets the Luddites1
Chapter 2A Question of Compromise15
Chapter 3Ecology Meets Philosophy31
Part 2Who Would Dare?
Chapter 4Greenpeace: Bridge To Radicalism47
Chapter 5Earth First!: Cracking the Mold57
Chapter 6The Sea Shepherds: Bringing Justice to the High Seas97
Chapter 7Animal Liberation: From Labs to Hunt Sabs115
Chapter 8Radical Environmentalism's International Face139
Part 3Environmental Activism in Practice
Chapter 9Hanging George Washington's Bib163
Chapter 10Not Just Tree Huggers Anymore173
Chapter 11Raid on Reykjavik187
Chapter 12Crowd on a Crane201
Chapter 13On the Warpath with Anna, Mel, and Lib213
Chapter 14In the Wild with "The Town Crier of the Global Village"225
Part 4Inspiration and the Future
Chapter 15Stirring the Pot: Radical Environmental Literature, Music, Art, and Theater239
Chapter 16Conclusion: Of Change and Constancy259
Getting Involved287
Errata289
Notes291
Index307
About the Author315

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