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Radical Ecology : The Search for a Livable World - Carolyn Merchant

Radical Ecology

The Search for a Livable World

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In the first edition of "Radical Ecology"--the now classic examination major philosophical, ethical, scientific, and economic roots of environmental problems--Carolyn Merchant responded to the profound awareness of environmental crisis which prevailed in the closing decade of the twentieth century. In this provocative and readable study, Merchant examined the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet.
Now in this second edition, Merchant continues to emphasize how laws, regulations and scientific research alone cannot reverse the spread of pollution or restore our dwindling resources. Merchant argues that in order to maintain a livable world, we must formulate new social, economic, scientific, and spiritual approaches that will fundamentally transform human relationships with nature. She analyzes the revolutionary ideas of visionary ecologists for a new economy, society, science, and religion, and examines their efforts to bring environmental problems to the attention of the public.
This new edition features a new Introduction from the author, a thorough updating of chapters, and two entirely new chapters on recent global movements and globalization and the environment. It is a timely update that will give students everything they need to know on the most recent philosophical positions and social movements that characterize the radical ecology spectrum.

"Radical Ecology is crucial reading for anyone concerned with the liberation of human beings and the earth and the relationships between these projects." - Ynestra King, New School for Social Research

'Radical Ecology provides an excellent overview of ideas and practices aimed at finding solutions to very pressing issues facing the world today.' - Human Ecology (2007) Frank R Thomas

Series Editor's
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What is Radical Ecology?
Problems
The Global Ecological Crisis
Science and Worldviews
Environmental Ethics and Political Conflict
Thought
Deep Ecology
Spiritual Ecology
Social Ecology
Movements
Green Politics
Ecofeminism
Anti-Globalization and Sustainability
Conclusion: The Radical Ecology Movement
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415935784
ISBN-10: 0415935784
Series: Revolutionary Thought and Radical Movements
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 23rd June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition