Modern Environmentalism: An Introduction

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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This volume presents an introduction to environmentalism, the history of attitudes to nature and the environment, and how these ideas relate to modern environmental ideologies. Examining key environmental ideas within their social and historical context, it outlines radical environmentalist approaches to valuing nature, to economics, Third World development, technology, ecofeminism and social change. This account interprets and sythesises the explosion of writing on the environment since the appearance of Pepper's earlier work, The Roots of Modern Environmentalism. Pre-modern ideas about nature and humankind's relationship to it, the developments in science, and the roots of radical environmentalism in 19th and 20th century movements are surveyed. The main influences include Malthus, Darwin and Haeckel, utopian socialism, romanticism, and organic and holistic systems thinkers. Science is placed at the heart of the society-nature debate as the major constituent of our cultural filter, explaining how postmodern ideas of subjectivity and the breakdown of scientific authority have developed.
  

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Contents

WHY HISTORY AND IDEOLOGY
1
Acknowledgements
8
SOME FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN RADICAL
48
PREMODERN AND MODERN IDEAS ABOUT NATURE
123
MODERN ROOTS OF ECOCENTRISM
167
Glossary of some terms used in this book
327
Recommended further reading
338
Index
363
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

David Pepper was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He spent many years following a career in art and has worked as a Graphic Designer for the past few years. He has written five books, 'The Adventures of Tommy & Mollie, ' 'The Adventures of Tommy & Mollie - Part 2, ' 'Tommy & Mollie and the Hallway of Doors, ' 'Tommy & Mollie and the Hallway of Doors 2' and 'Ghost Hunting with Tommy & Mollie.' Another book using the same two main characters is currently being written. His hobbies include mountain biking, running and songwriting. The author can be contacted directly at tommyandmollie@hotmail.com Check out the Tommy & Mollie website: www.theadventuresoftommyandmollie.com

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