By: Kerry H Whiteside
336 pages, no illustrations
Much Anglo-Saxon ecological theory reflects the debate between anthropocentric ecologists, who contend that the value of our nonhuman surroundings derives from their role in fulfilling human interests, and ecocentric ecologists, who argue that the nonhuman world holds ultimate value in and of itself. This debate is almost nonexistent among French theorists, who tend to focus on the processes linking nature and human identity. Whiteside suggests that they could offer Anglo-Saxon theory a fruitful way forward.
Every so often, a work comes along that is so timely...and this book is one such work. Melissa Clark American Political Science Review "Every so often, a work comes along that is so timely...this book is one such work." Melissa Clark American Political Science Review
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Kerry H. Whiteside is Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College. He is the author of Divided Natures: French Contributions to Political Ecology (MIT Press, 2002).
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