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Living with Nature: Environmental Politics and Cultural Discourse

Edited By: Frank Fischer and Maarten Hajer

269 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 1999 | #97534 | ISBN: 019829509X
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Hardback | Jun 1999 | #97533 | ISBN: 0198292260
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Why do issues of environmental protection continue to take a back seat to economic competition, particularly in the international realm? Living With Nature argues that in order to answer this question we must view the debate about environmental sustainability in terms of the basic cultural and political questions underpinning the dynamics of the environmental crisis.


PART I. THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION FO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; 1. Sustainable Development and the Crisis of Nature: On the Political Anatomy of an Oxymoron; 2. The North as/and the Other: Ecology, Domination, Solidarity; 3. Nature in Spiritual Traditions: Social and Cultural Implications for Environmental Change; PART II. DISCOURSE IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND EXPERTISE; 4. Engineering the Environment: The Politics of Nature Development; 5. Eco-managerialism: Environmental Studies as a Power/Knowledge Formation; 6. Mapping Complex Socio-Natural Relationships: Cases from Mexico and Africa; 7. Security and Solidarity: Toward an Anti-Reductionist Framework for the Analysis of Environmental Policy; PART III. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCE; 8. The Environment of Justice; 9. Images of Place in Green Politics: The Cultural Mirror of Indigenous Traditions; 10. Partnership Ethics and Cultural Discourse: Women and the Earth Summit

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