In a fluid narrative style, Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World links environmentalism with colonialism and makes the strong case, through well-documented examples, that rapid economic change has caused an environmental and population crisis. Curtin also offers a unique interpretation of familiar history with surprising conclusions about the relationship between colonial attitudes and environmentalism. Today, more than ever, globalization demands that the so-called third world not face their social and environmental issues alone. This book offers clear examples of environmental strategies for our new globalized culture and is not only ideal for courses in environmental ethics, globalization, and environmental politics; it offers students and general readers a practical guide for change.
About the Author
Deane Curtin is professor of philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College. He has also published articles and books on many subjects, including ecological citizenship, Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Gandhi's philosophy of community development. In recent years he has spoken and taught in Israel, India, Japan, England, Morocco, and Italy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 One World under God Chapter 2 Lord Greystoke's Legacy Chapter 3 Frankenstein or Tarzan? Chapter 4 What Population Problem? Chapter 5 Gandhi's Vision of Community Development Chapter 6 The Third World in the First World Chapter 7 Clean Clothes/Clean Conscience Chapter 8 Don't Touch the Rocks! Chapter 9 Aldo Leopold's Vision