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Mindful Conservatism Rethinking the Ideological and Educational Basis of an Ecologically Sustainable Future

By: CA Bowers
208 pages, no illustrations
Mindful Conservatism
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  • Mindful Conservatism ISBN: 9780742533219 Paperback Sep 2003 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Mindful Conservatism examines how the misuse of our political vocabulary contributes to governmental, corporate, and educational policies that degrade the Earth's natural systems, and suggests ways to overcome this linguistic confusion to help recognize the fundamental connections between communities, sustainability, and the conservation of the world's diverse cultures.


1: Introduction; 2: The Classical Liberal Agenda of Today's Conservatives; 3: The Wise Use Movement and Other Liberals Who Parade as Conservatives; 4: What Do Futuristic Thinking Scientists Want to Conserve? 5: Linguistic and Biological Diversity: Another Argument Against Globalization; 6: The Practice of Mindful Conservatism; 7: Educating for a Sustainable Future; References

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Chet Bowers is an Environmental Studies Professor at University of Oregon and is the author of twelve books on the relationship between education, culture and the environment.
By: CA Bowers
208 pages, no illustrations
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In reexamining the political and historical implications of the labels 'conservative' and 'liberal, ' Bowers situates the reader in concerns for community that are serious alternatives to the current community-diminishing, nature-depleting, and commodity-aggrandizing visions of global capital.--John A. Grim
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