Green Rage: Radical Environmentalism and the Unmaking of Civilization

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Radical environmental groups throughout the world, militantly committed to defending the ecology, are growing in size and influence. In this country, activists engage in ecological civil disobedience and "ecotage"— the sabotaging of equipment to prevent ecological damage— in the struggle to preserve wilderness lands. These ecoteurs have gone beyond traditional conservation concerns to a new philosophy— Deep Ecology, or biocentrism— that calls into question not only the wisdom, but the legitimacy of humanity's ...

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Overview

Radical environmental groups throughout the world, militantly committed to defending the ecology, are growing in size and influence. In this country, activists engage in ecological civil disobedience and "ecotage"— the sabotaging of equipment to prevent ecological damage— in the struggle to preserve wilderness lands. These ecoteurs have gone beyond traditional conservation concerns to a new philosophy— Deep Ecology, or biocentrism— that calls into question not only the wisdom, but the legitimacy of humanity's domination of nature. In "Green Rage", Christopher Manes has written a brilliant defense of radical environmentalism, challenging the ethics of modern industrial society and asserting the right of the natural world to blossom, evolve, and exist for its own sake.

Now available in paperback, this impassioned defense of radical environmentalism questions the very legitimacy of humanity's domination of nature. Christopher Manes, a former Fulbright scholar who is currently working toward a doctorate in English and a law degree, takes readers inside the radical environmental movement to explain its controversial tactics and its worldwide impact.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Written by a member of Earth First!, this spirited defense of radical environmentalism looks at the Green movement in Europe; discusses ``ecotage,'' the practice of damaging industrial equipment; and argues for biocentrism rather than anthropocentrism. ``Readers interested in preserving our environment will find the book very much worth their time,'' said PW . Apr.
Booknews
Manes, a member of Earth First!, provides a history of the movement that has embraced civil disobedience and ecotage--ecologically motivated sabotage--to preserve the ecology. He surveys the cultural and political climate that prompted radical environmentalists to organize, and explores the tradition and philosophy from which their theories evolved. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316545327
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 4/19/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 291
  • Sales rank: 1,040,837
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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