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Transforming the Dream: Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision / Edition 1
     

Transforming the Dream: Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision / Edition 1

by Charles Sokol Bednar
 

ISBN-10: 0791457168

ISBN-13: 9780791457160

Pub. Date: 03/27/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Transforming the Dream challenges American mainstream culture’s obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative ecological economics, political economy, ethics, and pedagogy.

Overview

Transforming the Dream challenges American mainstream culture’s obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative ecological economics, political economy, ethics, and pedagogy. This new outlook on humankind’s relationship to the environment is, he argues, better positioned to address critical issues of the twenty-first century, including the ecological and social limits of economic growth, the social and economic requisites for authentic democracy, the ethics of human interaction with the natural environment, and the educational curricula and practices required to promote ecological literacy. Bednar’s perspective provides the opportunity to develop economic and political institutions that permit a sustainable relationship with the environment and offers a socially richer and more fulfilling life for the individual than the “American Dream” promised by the current system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791457160
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Ecological Economics

2. Ecological Political Economy

3. Ecological Ethics

4. Ecological Pedagogy

5. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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