World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader

World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader

by Gary M. Kroll
     
 

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The essays collected in World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader all address the same issue: the global paradox that modern prosperity has entailed extreme environmental degradation. Gary M. Kroll and Richard H. Robbins present readings covering all principal viewpoints on this matter, from the neoliberal belief that environmental and…  See more details below

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The essays collected in World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader all address the same issue: the global paradox that modern prosperity has entailed extreme environmental degradation. Gary M. Kroll and Richard H. Robbins present readings covering all principal viewpoints on this matter, from the neoliberal belief that environmental and social problems can be fixed through a growing economy to the critics of globalization, who equate growth with environmental degradation. This book asks an important question: Can we simply accelerate growth under the assumption that increased prosperity and new technologies will allow us to reverse environmental damage? Or do we need to transform our modes of living radically to maintain the health of the world around us?

Editorial Reviews

Richard Wilk
This reader belongs in every environmental studies classroom. It is an essential guide to the big issues, a key to understanding how our species has transformed the planet, and why that transformation may end up making the earth uninhabitable.
Journal of World History
This anthology will also be quite useful in a global environmental studies or an American environmental studies course seeking to understand and evaluate the impacts of American economic practices and globalization on the rest of the world. The book has a place outside the classroom as well as an effective primer on the number of crises that need to be challenged and some of the strategies for doing so. Specifically, it is definitely accessible to nonacademic readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110250
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
Globalization and the Environment Series
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.02(d)

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Richard Wilk
This reader belongs in every environmental studies classroom. It is an essential guide to the big issues, a key to understanding how our species has transformed the planet, and why that transformation may end up making the earth uninhabitable.

Meet the Author

Gary M. Kroll is associate professor in the History Department of SUNY at Plattsburgh. Richard H. Robbins is University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology of SUNY at Plattsburgh.

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