Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198295099
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/16/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Fischer is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers and member of Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Maarten Hajer is a Professor of Political Science University of Amsterdam.

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Table of Contents

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
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
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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