Eco-impacts and the greening of postmodernity: new maps for communication studies, cultural studies, and sociology

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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Addressing a growing need to examine environmental issues from a cultural perspective, this innovative book adopts a cultural studies approach to reach a deeper understanding of the significance of ecological issues in our lives.

Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity explores such vital questions as: Can nature survive? How do academic disciplines engage with environmental crises? And, how do we map sustainable futures? The authors, Tom Jagtenberg and David McKie, bring a body of relevant literature into the debate - that stems from both cultural and environmental issues - as well as their own multidisciplinary perspectives on the subject.

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Contents

The Death of Nature?
1
Readdressing Postmodernity
62
Is Our World Safe?
68
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