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: Revolutionary Thought and Radical Movements
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 23rd June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition