Environmental Discourse and Practice: A Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides an introduction to the broad relationship between people and environments, the emergence of environmental thought and practice and the importance of environmental ideas in wider social and political discourses. The authors introduce the concept of "environmental discourses" - explanations of the world - around us, to help readers understand why human - environmental relationships take on the forms that they do.
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"The companion Reader provides a convenient collection of some important readings in environmental history and many readings from classic expressions of environmental discourses." Local Environment
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631211143
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa M. Benton teaches Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. She is the author of The Presidio: From Army Post to National Park (1998) and numerous articles in such journals as Environmental Ethics, Environment and Planning and Urban Geography.

John Rennie Short is Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. Amongst his publications are The Humane City (1989), Imagined Country (1991), Human Settlement (1993), The Urban Order (1996), New Worlds, New Geographies (1998) and Representing the Republic (1999).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction 1
Pt. I Environmental Discourses in History 9
1 Imagining a New World 11
2 Colonial Encounters 27
3 From Colony to Empire 44
4 No Holier Temple 60
5 A Fierce Green Fire 78
6 A Witches' Brew 90
Pt. II Environmental Discourses in Practice 109
Introduction 111
7 The Greening of the United States 113
8 A Chorus of Voices: Situating Radical Environmental Discourses 132
9 Nature, Culture, and the National Parks 156
10 The Politics of the Environment: A Case Study 177
11 Selling the Environment or Selling Out? 196
Postscript 207
Beyond Angst: Thoughts on the Paradox of Alternative Environmental Discourses in Practice 207
Index 213
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