Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

by Frank Fischer
     
 

Despite the optimism of 1992's "Earth Summit" the politics of environmental sustainable development have reached an impasse. Why do issues of environmental protection continue to take a back seat to economic competition, particularly in the international realm? Living With Nature argues that in order to answer this question we must view the debate about

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Despite the optimism of 1992's "Earth Summit" the politics of environmental sustainable development have reached an impasse. Why do issues of environmental protection continue to take a back seat to economic competition, particularly in the international realm? Living With Nature argues that in order to answer this question we must view the debate about environmental sustainability in terms of the basic cultural and political questions underpinning the dynamics of the environmental crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198295099
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/16/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

PART I. THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
1. Sustainable Development and the Crisis of Nature: On the Political Anatomy of an Oxymoron, Wolfgang Sachs
2. The North as/and the Other: Ecology, Domination, Solidarity, Yrjo Haila
3. Nature in Spiritual Traditions: Social and Cultural Implications for Environmental Change, Carolyn Egri
PART II. DISCOURSE IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND EXPERTISE
4. Engineering the Environment: The Politics of Nature Development, Josef Keulartz.
5. Eco-managerialism: Environmental Studies as a Power/Knowledge Formation, Timothy Luke
6. Mapping Complex Socio-Natural Relationships: Cases from Mexico and Africa, Peter Taylor
7. Security and Solidarity: Toward an Anti-Reductionist Framework for the Analysis of Environmental Policy, Michael Thompson
PART III. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCE
8. The Environment of Justice, David Harvey
9. Images of Place in Green Politics: The Cultural Mirror of Indigenous Traditions, Douglas Torgerson
10. Partnership Ethics and Cultural Discourse: Women and the Earth Summit, Carolyn Merchant

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