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Varieties of Environmentalism: Essays North and South

By: Ramachandra Guha and Juan Martinez-Alier

230 pages, 3 figs, tabs, map

Earthscan

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #53695 | ISBN: 1853833290
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Hardback | Dec 1997 | #53696 | ISBN: 185383324X
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About this book

This collection of essays deals with the perceptions and valuations of the environment among the poor in four continents, and among the subordinated social groups such as peasants and fisherfolk.

This fruitful collaboration touches upon the fundamentals of ecological behaviour and ecological politics... a pleasure to read: Elmar Altvater, Free University of Berlin


Contents

Part I * The Environmentalism of the Poor * From Political Economy to Political Ecology * Poverty and the Environment: A Critique of the Conventional Wisdom * Towards a Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethic * Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique * The Merchandising of Biodiversity * The Failure of Ecological Planning in Barcelona * Part II * Mahatma Gandhi and the Environmental Movement * In Memory of Georgescu-Roegen * The Forgotten American Environmentalist *

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