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The Logic of Environmentalism: Anthropology, Ecology, and Postcoloniality

Series: Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology Volume: 1

By: Vassos Agyrou

Berghahn Books Ltd

Paperback | Oct 2005 | #159307 | ISBN: 1845451058
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #159306 | ISBN: 1845450329
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Although modernity's understanding of nature and culture has now been superseded by that of environmentalism, the power to define the meaning of both, and hence the meaning of the world itself, remains in the same (Western) hands. This bold argument is at the center of this provocative book that challenges the widespread assumption that environmentalism reflects a radical departure from modernity. Our perception of nature may have changed, the author maintains, but environmentalism remains a thoroughly modernist project. It reproduces the cultural logic of modernity, a logic that finds meaning in unity and therefore strives to efface difference, and to reconfirm the position of the West as the source of all legitimate signification.


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