Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

by Mick Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816670291
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Series: Posthumanities Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mick Smith is associate professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He is author of An Ethics of Place: Radical Ecology, Postmodernity, and Social Theory.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: A Grain of Sand

1. Awakening
2. The Sovereignty of Good
3. Primitivism: Anarchy, Politics, and the State of Nature
4. Suspended Animation: Radical Ecology, Sovereign Powers, and Saving the (Natural) World
5. Risks, Responsibilities, and Side Effects: Arendt, Beck, and the Politics of Acting into Nature
6. Articulating Ecological Ethics and Politics
7. Against Ecological Sovereignty

Apologue: In Relation to the Lack of Environmental Policy

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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