Revitalizing The Commons

Revitalizing The Commons

by C. A. Bowers
     
 

The enclosure of the cultural and environmental commons has been going on for hundreds of years, privatizing what was previously available to all members of the community. Recently, however, the process of enclosure has been accelerated by the spread of economic globalization. This timely book champions the cultural and environmental commons as sites of resistance to… See more details below

Overview

The enclosure of the cultural and environmental commons has been going on for hundreds of years, privatizing what was previously available to all members of the community. Recently, however, the process of enclosure has been accelerated by the spread of economic globalization. This timely book champions the cultural and environmental commons as sites of resistance to this current trend, and explains the nature of educational reforms that promote ecological sustainability, conservation of cultural and linguistic diversity, local democracy, and greater community self-sufficiency. Revitalizing the Commons will be of interest to scholars of environmental studies, education, and community development alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739113356
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Road Not Taken: Education's Complicity in the Enclosure of the Commons17
3Revitalizing the Commons of the African-American Communities in Detroit (with Rebecca Martusewicz)47
4Community-Centered Approaches to Revitalizing the Commons85
5Understanding the Commons within the Context of Contemporary Ideologies107
6The Choice Before Us: Educational Reforms That Revitalize or Further Enclose the Commons139
References169
Index173
About the Author187

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