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              Brazil in the Anthropocene: Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies

              Brazil in the Anthropocene: Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies (Paperback)

              Edited by Issberner, Liz-Rejane; Lena, Philippe (Emeritus Researcher, Research Institute for Development (IRD-France); National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France)

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              Brazil is considered one of the world's most important environmental powers. With a continental territory containing almost 70 per cent of the Amazon rainforest, along with a rich biodiversity and huge amount of natural resources, its geopolitical role in environmental decisions ...is crucial to ongoing global negotiations surrounding climate change. Development policies based on extraction and exportation of raw materials by the mining and agribusiness sectors threaten the global environmental balance and the long-term sustainability of Brazil's economy. Brazil in the Anthropocene examines Brazil's role within the global ecological crisis and considers how national and international policy is influenced by the interdependence of social, political, ethical, scientific and economic factors in the modern age. With chapters from a diverse range of international scholars this interdisciplinary volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental politics, environmental sociology and the environmental humanities.
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              ISBN 9781138315907
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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              Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives

              Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives (Paperback)

              By Athanassakis, Yanoula

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              Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives examines post-1929 US artistic interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing themes of pollution, marine life, and agricultural production in the work of a number of historically significant writers including John Steinbec...k, Ruth Ozeki, and Cherrie Moraga, this book outlines a series of incisive dialogues on transnational flows of capital and environmental justice. Texts ranging from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) to Body Toxic (2001) represent the body as vulnerable to a host of environmental risks. They identify natural disasters not just as environmental hazards and catastrophes, but also as events intertwined with socioeconomic issues. With careful textual analysis, Athanassakis shows how twentieth- and twenty-first-century US writers have sought to rethink traditional understandings of how the human being relates to ecological phenomena. Their work, and this study, offer new modes of creative engagement with environmental degradation - engagement that is proactive, ambivalent, and even playful. This book contributes to vital discussions about the importance of literature for social justice movements, food studies, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities. The core argument of the book is that artistically imaginative narratives of environmental disturbance can help humans contend with ostensibly uncontrollable, drastic planetary changes.
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              ISBN 9780367027001
              Released NZ 8 Jan 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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              Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence: Ecological wisdom at the intersection of religion, ecology, and philosophy
               

              Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence: Ecological wisdom at the intersection of religion, ecology, and philosophy (Hardback)

              By Mickey, Sam

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              This book focuses on newly emerging approaches to ecology that cross the disciplinary boundaries of sciences and humanities with the aim of responding to the challenges facing the current era of planetary interconnectedness. It introduces concepts that draw out a creative contras...t between religious and secular approaches to the integration of sciences and humanities, with religious approaches represented by the geologian Thomas Berry and the whole Earth thinking of Stephanie Kaza, and the more secular approaches represented by the geophilosophy of poststructuralist theorists Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.
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              ISBN 9781138888548
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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              Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities
               

              Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities (Paperback)

              Edited by Frawley, Jodi; McCalman, Iain

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              Research from a uniquely humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink what has been a longstanding problem in global environmental h...istory: the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naive realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer; the development of wide-ranging gene manipulations; and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. At the same time the growth of national and racial discourses leveled against the immigration of foreign nationals has increasingly seeped into ecological writing in favor of nativism and against alien species. Guarding against the intrusion of such disguised prejudice has never been more crucial. Moreover, ahistorical assumptions about what is and is not 'native' also cause widespread confusion and prejudice. This book takes a balanced view on these issues, showing positive and negative aspects of so-called 'ecological invasions', and demonstrating how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice. Students and researchers in environmental studies, invasion ecology, conservation biology, environmental ethics, environmental history and environmental policy will welcome this maj
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              ISBN 9780415716574
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2014
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              Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities
               

              Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities (Hardback)

              Edited by Frawley, Jodi; McCalman, Iain

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              Research from a uniquely humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink what has been a longstanding problem in global environmental h...istory: the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naive realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer; the development of wide-ranging gene manipulations; and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. At the same time the growth of national and racial discourses leveled against the immigration of foreign nationals has increasingly seeped into ecological writing in favor of nativism and against alien species. Guarding against the intrusion of such disguised prejudice has never been more crucial. Moreover, ahistorical assumptions about what is and is not 'native' also cause widespread confusion and prejudice. This book takes a balanced view on these issues, showing positive and negative aspects of so-called 'ecological invasions', and demonstrating how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice. Students and researchers in environmental studies, invasion ecology, conservation biology, environmental ethics, environmental history and environmental policy will welcome this maj
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              ISBN 9780415716567
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life: Interdisciplinary perspectives
               

              Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life: Interdisciplinary perspectives (Hardback)

              Edited by Syse, Karen Lykke; Mueller, Martin Lee

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              Written by an international team of contributors from Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, and the US, this book examines in-depth the relationship between sustainability and the good life. It explores where contemporary visions of the sustainable good life come from; what functions the...y serve; how they are expressed in current transition processes; and whether a sustainable and satisfying life is possible for all. This book frames the eco crisis in an optimistic way, showing it to be full of potential for creative unfolding and democratic participation at all levels personal, community, and societal. Many seek creative responses at various levels of action in the face of global threats such as population growth, the end of the oil age, and climate change. Lighter individual lifestyles are being experimented with as much as is bioregional citizenship, national and international distributive justice, and active green resistance to the dominant power structures. Drawing on wealth of theories, from social practice theory to architecture and design theory, and disciplines, such as anthropology and environmental philosophy, this volume promotes participatory action-research based approaches to encourage sustainability and wellbeing at local levels. It covers topical issues such the politics of prosperity, globalization, and indigenous notions of the good life and happiness. It discusses how to meet needs, which has largely been left out of the sustainability debate. Finally it places a strong emphasis on food at the heart of the sustainability and good life debate, for instance binding the global south to the north through import and exports, or linking everyday lives to ideals within the dream of the good life, with cookbooks and shows. This interdisciplinary book provides invaluable insights for researchers and postgraduate students interested in the contribution of the environmental humanities to the sustainability debate.
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              ISBN 9781138013001
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices

              Literature and Ecofeminism: Intersectional and International Voices (Hardback)

              Edited by Vakoch, Douglas A.; Mickey, Sam

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              Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature a...nd Ecofeminism explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, embodiment, and the natural world articulated in literary works from Shakespeare through to contemporary literature. Bringing together essays from a global group of contributors, this volume draws on American literature, as well as Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, and Indian literature, in order to further the dialogue between ecofeminism and ecocriticism and demonstrate the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism for facilitating critical readings of literature. In doing so, the book opens up multiple directions for ecofeminist ideas and practices, as well as new possibilities for interpreting literature. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, ecofeminism, literature, gender studies and the environmental humanities.
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              ISBN 9780815381723
              Released NZ 29 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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              Quest for the Unity of Knowledge

              Quest for the Unity of Knowledge (Paperback)

              By Lowenthal, David

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              Is unity of knowledge possible? Is it desirable? Two rival visions clash. One seeks a single way of explaining everything known and knowable about ourselves and the universe. The other champions diverse modes of understanding served by disparate kinds of evidence. Contrary views ...pit science against the arts and humanities. Scientists generally laud and seek convergence. Artists and humanists deplore amalgamation as a threat to humane values. These opposing perspectives flamed into hostility in the 1950s Two Cultures clash. They culminate today in new efforts to conjoin insights into physical nature and human culture, and new fears lest such syntheses submerge what the arts and humanities most value. This book, stemming from David Lowenthal's inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Lectures, explores the Two Cultures quarrel's underlying ideologies. Lowenthal shows how ingrained bias toward unity or diversity shapes major issues in education, religion, genetics, race relations, heritage governance, and environmental policy. Aimed at a general academic audience, Quest for the Unity of Knowledge especially targets those in conservation, ecology, history of ideas, museology, and heritage studies.
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              ISBN 9781138625686
              Released NZ 6 Dec 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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              Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications

              Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications (Hardback)

              Edited by Kallhoff, Angela; Di Paola, Marcello; Schoergenhumer, Maria

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              Large parts of our world are filled with plants, and human life depends on, interacts with, affects and is affected by plant life in various ways. Yet plants have not received nearly as much attention from philosophers and sustainability thinkers as they deserve. In environmental... philosophy, plants are often swiftly subsumed under the categories of all living things and rarely considered thematically. In sustainability studies it is often forgotten that many central sustainability challenges - including food security and sovereignty, climate change, global health, biodiversity conservation, gene technology, architecture and landscape design - involve plants, or plant manipulation, in important and widely diverse ways. Considering the somewhat surprising paucity of academic works specifically devoted to plants both in philosophy and sustainability studies, there is a need for developing suitable tools - terms, concepts, arguments, normative guidelines - to lay sound foundations for a more sophisticated theoretical understanding of plants and their practical role in human experience, which may also promote new perspectives on how people could and should deal with plants in practice. This publication brings together for the first time, and in an interdisciplinary spirit, contemporary approaches to the study of plants provided by international scholars of established reputation, from both philosophy and relevant sustainability fields. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy; Environmental and Sustainability studies.
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              ISBN 9781138079212
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2018
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              A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain
               

              A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain (Hardback)

              Edited by Mukherjee, Ayesha

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              The term food security does not immediately signal research done in humanities disciplines. It refers to a complex, contested issue, whose currency and significance are hardly debatable given present concerns about environmental change, resource management, and sustainability. Th...e subject is thus largely studied within science and social science disciplines in current or very recent historical contexts. This book brings together perspectives on food security and related environmental concerns from experts in the disciplines of literary studies, history, science, and social sciences. It allows readers to compare past and contemporary attitudes towards the theme in India and Britain - the economic, social, and environmental histories of these two nations have been closely connected ever since British travellers began to visit India in the latter half of the sixteenth century. The chapters in this book discuss themes such as climate, harvest failure, trade, technological improvements, transport networks, charity measures, and popular protest, which affected food security in both countries from the seventeenth century onwards. The selected authors cover a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and their chapters allow readers to understand and compare different methodologies as well as different contexts of time and place relevant to the topic. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of economic and social history, environmental history, literary studies and South Asian studies
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              ISBN 9781138230927
              Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
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