Environmental Stewardship: Images from Popular Culture / Edition 1

Environmental Stewardship: Images from Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Dorothy J. Howell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897893913

ISBN-13: 9780897893916

Pub. Date: 07/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work addresses the cultural background of stewardship as a progression from individual personal aesthetics to a deeply informed environmental ethic that could become a national environmental policy. Howell begins by assessing our personal cultural background and our philosophical notions of our role in the natural world. She looks at the evolution of Western

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This work addresses the cultural background of stewardship as a progression from individual personal aesthetics to a deeply informed environmental ethic that could become a national environmental policy. Howell begins by assessing our personal cultural background and our philosophical notions of our role in the natural world. She looks at the evolution of Western civilization and changing worldviews in relation to nature, examining especially early conceptions of a more appealing, simpler life closer to nature in contrast to the perceived civilized world that is portrayed as decadent. Howell examines archetypes from literature and the popular arts, finding examples in Jungian psychology and in contemporary film and television that support the Wild Man image and promote the Simple Life yearning. She then looks at the early 20th-century conservation and preservation writers as the most direct ancestors of today's environmental movement and an immediate source of inspiration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893916
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Origins of the Western Tradition
2Europe in the Continuum of Western Tradition
3Tradition and the Founding of a Nation
4Repercussions: Expression and Implications of Alienation
5Emergence of the Simple Life
6Sciences, Art, and Literature
7Heroes, Wild Men, and the Noble Savage
8Lessons from beyond America's Western Tradition
9Images from Our First Nations
10Contemporary Amerindian Perspectives
11A Sense of Place
12Place and Ambivalence in the Popular Arts
13Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan of the Apes: Timeless Surrogate
14Related Contemporaries and Descendants of Tarzan
15The Ape-Man's Modern Descendants and Remote Relatives
16The Human Niche and Defining a Personal Environmental Ethic
17Cultural Sources for a Restored Relationship
18Toward a National Environmental Ethic
Bibliography
Index

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