The ecocentrists
Keith Mako Woodhouse
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The ecocentrists

a history of radical environmentalism

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An edition of The ecocentrists (2018)

The ecocentrists

a history of radical environmentalism

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"Keith Woodhouse explores the political and intellectual history of the radical environmental movement--a movement founded by activists who grew disenchanted with the strategies of the mainstream environmental movement. While mainstream environmentalists (Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, etc.) emphasized lobbying and working within the political system, groups like Earth First! increasingly championed a more radical approach both tactically and philosophically. Tactically, they embraced direct action--physically blocking or even sabotaging and destroying encroaching industry and infrastructure. Philosophically, they championed views that privileged nature or wilderness over humanity broadly conceived, with little or no regard for the oppressed or impoverished. Such views increasingly set them at odds with other radical movements--feminism, anarchism, etc.--as well as with mainstream environmentalists, all appalled by their simplistic view of complex social problems. Taken together, Woodhouse offers a sophisticated and nuanced picture of modern American environmentalism, showing how it interacted with and was changed by other intellectual, political and social developments over the last half of the twentieth century"--

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ecology and revolutionary thought
Crisis environmentalism
A radical break
Public lands and the public good
Earth First! against itself
The limits and legacy of radicalism
Conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.58
Library of Congress
GE197 .W66 2018, GE197.W66 2018

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 372 pages
Number of pages
372

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26958133M
ISBN 10
0231165889
ISBN 13
9780231165884, 9780231547154
LCCN
2017048964
OCLC/WorldCat
1013737859

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