Democratic Ideals and the Politicization of Nature: The Roving Life of a Feral Citizen

Democratic Ideals and the Politicization of Nature: The Roving Life of a Feral Citizen

by N. Garside

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Democratic Ideals and the Politicization of Nature: The Roving Life of a Feral Citizen by N. Garside

Democratic Ideals and the Politization of Nature introduces the feral citizen as a response to a perceived need to revitalize the disruptive, critical, and exploratory nature of democratic culture. By learning from the traditions of aimless walking and by embracing a consciously feral method of political engagement, radically-democratic citizens can prompt political moments that create conditions where the primacy of the political can be performed, realized and defended. Ultimately, this book seeks not to solve the problems and paradoxes of democracy but to assist in unleashing and celebrating them. Garside concludes that using the methodology of feral citizenship inspired by environmentalism and democratic articulation to reprioritize the political within the green public sphere, citizens can reclaim necessary (and welcome) tensions between representations of nature and political citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137008657
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Environmental Politics and Theory
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nick Garside is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Democracy and the Feral Citizen 1. Why Wandering 2. Why Feral 3. Why Citizenship 4. Feral Citizenship as Method/Feral Citizen as Guide 5. Public Realm Theory: From State to State of Being/Becoming 6. A Tough Walk: Environmentalists on Democratic Terrain 7. The Obscured Promise of Green Citizenship Conclusion

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