Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis

Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis

by Arran Gare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415124786

ISBN-13: 9780415124782

Pub. Date: 09/25/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Environmental awareness has undoubtedly grown over the last two decades, but the actual achievements of ecological movements have been paltry. In order to explain, and to overcome, this paradoxical situation, Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis examines the philosophical traditions underlying the current approaches to the ecological crisis. It is the first book…  See more details below

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Environmental awareness has undoubtedly grown over the last two decades, but the actual achievements of ecological movements have been paltry. In order to explain, and to overcome, this paradoxical situation, Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis examines the philosophical traditions underlying the current approaches to the ecological crisis. It is the first book to combine advanced cultural theory and environmental philosophy; the result is a radically new vision - a postmodern 'grand narrative'. At the heart of the problem, Arran E. Gare argues, is the failure of mainstream, Marxist and postmodern approaches alike to theorize the links between the ecological crisis, the globalization of capitalism and the fragmentation and disintegration of modernist culture. A successful ecological politics needs to forge a new world-view out of the post-modernist critique of Western civilization and a global ecological perspective. Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis shows that this can be done and, in doing so, lays the foundations for an effective environmental movement. This book will be vital reading for advanced students of environmental studies as well as for environmental philosophers and for all those interested in cultural and political theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415124782
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/1995
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1What is Postmodernity?4
2Postmodernism and Poststructuralism36
3Poststructuralism, Marxism and the Environment73
4Postmodern Metaphysics108
5Towards a New World Order139
Notes164
Index188

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