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  • Part I: A Promising Earth 1. Sunrise in Copan Part II: Understanding the Environmental Problem 2. An Environment in Degradation 3. The Planet and Us 4. The Possessions of Odysseus Part III: Seeking an Ethic for Nature 5. Antecedents 6. The Social Answers Part IV: Finding a Religious Sense 7. Environment and Religion 8. The Human Problem 9. Ecology as If God Were Happening Part V: Environmental Solidarity: A New Paradigm 10. Relating Environmental Solidarity to Economics, Policy and Ethics 11. Fitting Environmental Solidarity Within the Catholic Faith 12. Epilogue: Sunset in Barcelona.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to emerge in some areas of secular ecological thinking. Beyond mere religious utilitarianism, rooted in an understanding of the deepest connections between human beings, their worldviews, and nature itself, this book tries to show how religious believers can look at the world through the eyes of faith and find a broader paradigm to sustain sustainability, proposing a model for transposing this paradigm into practice, so as to develop long-term sustainable solutions that can be tested against reality.
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viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Series Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. Applied Psychology and the Environment 2. The Determinist in Us All 3. Differences among People 4. Opening the Black Box 5. Social Contexts 6. Development, Identity Formation, and Motivation 7. Learning and Behavior Change 8. Processes in Applied Psychology 9.Organizational Interventions 10. Broad Interventions 11. The Adaptive Capacity Scorecard.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415843133 20160616
Psychology of Sustainability: An Applied Perspective examines the many psychological factors that lead to human behavioral effects on the environment. Each chapter will apply elements from a basic research area into the context of criteria specific to sustainability. Increased interest has led many universities to offer courses on "Psychology of Sustainability." This book is the perfect text to provide an introduction to the subject. Throughout the book, readers will find new ways of framing questions related to human adaptability and evolutionary psychology. Psychology of Sustainability is ideal for students or professionals who are looking to contribute to the conversation.
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x, 228 pages ; 23 cm
  • PART I: PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS: THE POLITICS AND ECO-LOGICS OF "SPIRITUAL" COMMUNICATION 1. From Sycamore Trees to Human Destiny: Reading the Wild at the Crossroads of Globalization and Apocalypse PART II: THE QUESTION IN THE BIBLICAL TRADITION: COMMUNICATION AND RESISTANCE 2. Cain's Offering and Abel's Cry: Reading Sabbath-Jubilee at the Crossroads of Farming and Foraging 3. Wild Weeds and Imperial Trees: Reading a Messianic Parable at the Crossroads of Settlement and the Wild PART III: THE QUESTION AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION: COMMUNICATION AND EMPIRE 4. Sinai Bush and Jordanian Dove Meet Haitian Snake and Amazonian Vine: Reading Christology at the Crossroads of Empire and Ecology 5. Christian Supremacy and Indigenous Savvy: Reading Race at the Crossroads of Europe and the Americas PART IV: THE QUESTION IN MODERNITY: COMMUNICATION AMONG THE SUBORDINATED 6. Underneath Guadalupe-- Inside Ezili: Reading Possession at the Crossroads of Performance and Terror 7. Praying with the Corn/Playing on the Horn: Reading Jazz at the Crossroads of the Country and the City PART V: THE QUESTION IN POST-MODERNITY: COMMUNICATION AND GLOBALIZATION 8. DJ Qbert as Cyber-Maniac Shaman: Reading Dee-Jaying at the Crossroads of Tradition and Information 9. Grammar of Spirit Inside De-Industrial Ferment: Reading Hip-Hop Beats at the Crossroads of Blight and Order PART VI: PERSONAL CONCLUSION: COMMUNICATION AND SPIRITUALITY IN POST-COLONIAL PARTNERSHIP 10. Thinking from the Diaspora Back Toward the Homeland: Reading Humanity at the Crossroads of Alliance and Extinction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137507006 20160618
This book 'hunts and gathers' across different historical epochs and situations, juxtaposing biblical materials and hip-hop, Christian colonialism and vodou, personal experience and racial politics, poetics and high theory. It is compelled by a desire to challenge the current crisis of sustainability from the point of view of indigenous communities and deep ancestry. Author James W. Perkinson ably synthesizes material from a diverse range of fields, including anarcho-primitivism, biblical studies, and history of religions in order to argue for a 'turn to indigeneity.' The book's motive force is a deep concern for humanity's future in the face of eco-disasters like climate change and population overshoot as well as the compounding problems brought on by political economy calamities. Given the growing trend toward a turn away from institutionalized religious commitment and toward a more generalized and post-modern mix of practices and interests typically styled as 'spiritual, ' the work proposes 'political spirituality' as a theme for investigation. Throughout the book, Perkinson raises the question: What does it really meant to be a human being? This query is posed not merely as a philosophical inquiry or existential musing, but as a personal and political conundrum arising from the overwhelming crises now engulfing our global reality. The book constitutes a poetic 'walk about' across quite different historical epochs and disparate contexts. Creatively foraging for indigenous memories and insurgent energies to help us live and cope in our modern state of unsustainability, the work aims to re-animate love of the wild and 'interspecies listening' for the sake of survival. The text articulates a deep suspicion toward our growing fascination with a kind of 'techno-messianism, ' while nonetheless exploring some of the artistic innovations and meanings emerging from industrialization and digitalization.
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xiii, 162 pages ; 23 cm
  • A new humanity in a universal household. The recession as a material and spiritual crisis ; Human identity : homo oeconomicus with a spiritual dimension ; The centrality of economics and the hope for a new political economy ; Covenantal humanism : Abrahamic engagement ; Stakeholdership : just institutions and the common good ; The Christian tradition and economics in an Abrahamic context
  • An interfaith challenge to the global economic crisis. A continuing crisis : where might it lead? ; Economics and its religious critics ; The challenge to an involved and divided religious world ; Key historic economic ideas ; Reasons for the crash: the consensus story ; Economic behavior, an expression of the human condition ; Present and future scenarios ; An alternative model : universal stakeholdership ; A role for religious communities, particularly the Abrahamic faiths
  • Outline for my unfinished book, 9/11/2009
  • Responses from a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim. "To work it and preserve it" : a Jewish response to Mudge's covenantal humanism and stakeholdership / Elliot N. Dorff ; A Christian response to Mudge's thesis / John C. Knapp ; An Islamic perspective on covenantal humanism / Djamel Eddine Laouisset.
This book by theologian-ethicist Lewis Mudge offers fresh philosophical and theological concepts, economic and political insights, and practical financial proposals to counter the causes and lasting effects of the worldwide recession that began in late 2007. The historical and global dimensions of Mudge's perspective and his open-ended suggestions keep the book's arguments highly relevant today, little affected by daily changes in a world economy still suffering from the reverberations of the credit collapse several years ago. Editorial references in footnotes provide up-to-date data and add nuances to the major issues raised by Mudge. To help foster the ecumenical dialogue Mudge calls for, We Can Make the World Economy a Sustainable Global Home includes responses from Elliott N. Dorff, John C. Knapp, and Djamel Eddine Laouisset - a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802869876 20160614
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202 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword, His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan-- Introduction: reflections and personal journey: in search of insight-- Sustainable development revisited-- A framework for sustainable development: Islamic worldviews-- Good governance and justice (adl)-- Beauty (ihsan) and sustainable development-- Social capital in Islam (arham)-- Pollution, corruption (fasad) and climate change: Islamic perspectives-- Education for sustainable development-- Epilogue-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409429029 20160608
In Islam and Sustainable Development, Odeh Al-Jayyousi addresses the social, human and economic dimensions of sustainability from an Islamic perspective. Islam is sometimes viewed as a challenge, threat and risk to the West, but here we are reminded that the celebration of cultural diversity is a key component in Islamic values. Promoting common understanding between East and West, this American-educated, Middle Eastern-based author offers something broader and deeper than conventional Western ways of thinking about sustainability and presents new insights inspired by Islamic worldviews. Drawing on his roles as both academic researcher and senior development practitioner, Professor Al-Jayyousi applies his deep understanding of Islamic values to contemporary environmental, financial and social conflicts and crises and defines a framework for sustainability embracing local, regional and global perspectives. He also addresses how education might produce innovation, knowledge creation and development to support a new paradigm for sustainability that re-defines what constitutes good life, beyond consumerism and the production of waste.This book will interest policy makers, development and donor communities, funding agencies and banks in the Islamic World and beyond, as well as those with a professional interest in planning and in environmental and conservation issues. Scholars of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and more broadly, those with an academic interest in cultural and religious studies, will find that this book in Gower's Transformation and Innovation Series is perhaps the most substantial work yet on sustainable development from an Islamic perspective.
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xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Prominent ethicists from around the globe seek to deepen contemporary understandings of environmental sustainability, human flourishing, and the pursuit of justice. Just Sustainability is a broad-ranging study of the social, economic, and conceptual changes needed on a global level for all of life to flourish in the 21st century. As the play on words in the title suggests, these discussions of sustainability continually invoke the norm of justice, which has become a central part of Catholic thought and magisterial teaching in the contexts of economic development, technological innovation and environmental degradation. In the editors' view, any viable path to sustainability must also be just - whether as norm guiding policy decisions or in the development of a comprehensive ethics of ecology, concepts of justice and sustainability must mutually inform one another in the 21st century. As with previous volumes in the CTEWC series, this book offers the perspectives of scholars from a number of social, ethnic, geographic, and economic backgrounds, making it a truly global contribution to the increasingly pressing conversation around how to care for and live in harmony with our increasingly degraded planet. This volume provides a broad-ranging study of the social, economic, and conceptual changes needed on a global level for all of life to flourish in the 21st century. As the play on words in the title suggests, these discussions of sustainability continually invoke the norm of justice, which has become a central part of Catholic thought and magisterial teaching in the contexts of economic development, technological innovation and environmental degradation. This book offers the perspectives of scholars from a number of social, ethnic, geographic, and economic backgrounds, making it a truly global contribution to the increasingly pressing conversation around how to care for and live in harmony with our increasingly degraded planet.
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xx, 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Religion, Urbanism and Sustainable Cities in South Asia Yamini Narayanan Part I: Urban history, religion and heritage 2. Origins of Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar/Burma? An urban history of religious space, social integration and marginalisation in colonial Rangoon after 1852 Anthony Ware 3. Religious Heritage in the Old City of Kabul Stephanie Matti 4. Revisiting planning for Indian Cities: the pilgrim city of Amritsar Shikha Jain 5. Tradition versus urban public bureaucracy? Reshaping pilgrimage routes and religious heritage around contested space Vera Lazzaretti 6. Recognising the Spatial and Territorial Nature of Religious Communities in Colombo, Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin Part II: Informality, marginalisation and violent exchange 7. Religious structures on traffic lanes: Production of informality in New Delhi Surajit Chakravarty 8. Animals and urban informality in sacred spaces: Bull-calf trafficking in Simhachalam Temple, Visakhapatnam Yamini Narayanan 9. Karachi - A Case Study in Religious and Ethnic Extremism: Implications for Urban Sustainability Claude Rakistis Part III: Reflections 10. Including Religion as well as Gender in Indian Urban Planning Policy: with reference to Lessons from the UK Clara Greed 11. Religion and Urban Policy for South Asia: Where Next? Yamini Narayanan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415745208 20160619
Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women. Religion and Urbanism contributes to an expanded understanding of 'sustainable cities' in South Asia by demonstrating the multiple, and often conflicting ways in which religion enables or challenges socially equitable and ecologically sustainable urbanisation in the region. In particular, this collection focuses on two aspects that must inform the sustainable cities discourse in South Asia: the intersections of religion and urban heritage, and religion and various aspects of informality. This book makes a much-needed contribution to the nexus between religion and urban planning for researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in Sustainable Development, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Heritage Studies and Urban and Religious Geography.
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xxvi, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
  • This deen called Islam
  • Introduction: the earth is a mosque
  • Waste. The problem of overconsumption
  • The environmental movement as a response to overconsumption
  • Green Muslims
  • Green mosques
  • Watts. Energy from hell
  • Energy from heaven
  • Efficiency and green jobs
  • Living off the grid
  • Water. Water--essential for survival
  • Toxic waste in our water
  • The wonderful world of wudu
  • Food. Feeding your family
  • Urban and suburban food gardens
  • The farmers' market
  • Green zabiha
  • American halal--setting the stage for the future
  • Conclusion: following the call.
Muslims, like those of many faiths, are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator, take care of each other, and take care of the planet. Those are their sacred mandates, as written in the Quran. While the call to love Allah and one another won't surprise many, the deep and long-standing convergences between Muslim theology and environmentalism aren't widely recognized within other religious and secular cultures at large or even among some American Muslim communities. In this unique project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin seeks to change that. "Green Deen" ('deen' means 'way' in Arabic) is a call to devotion, prayer, and service, a 'friend-raising' project, a community-building opportunity, and a marriage of faith and reason. Abdul-Matin draws on research and interviews with prominent Muslim scholars, theologians, and community leaders to trace Islam's historical and contemporary preoccupation with humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. He reveals how Islam's call to reflection specifically includes reflection on our relationship to the natural world, and he cites scriptural passages that implicitly and explicitly illustrate our collective responsibility to maintain and manage the planet's delicate and intricate systems. If we all hope to save our planet and build stronger interfaith and secular relationships, Abdul-Matin argues, Muslims need to remember they have a history of a green deen, and the rest of us need to build community with eco-friendly Muslims. Advancing a mantra of 'water, waste, and watts', Abdul-Matin presents specific ways in which Muslim communities and religious centers could concretely benefit from adopting green strategies (such as getting mosques off the grid and ensuring local communities greater protections against hazards like urban brownouts). And he provides practical steps individual Muslims can take to align their personal environmental practices with their aspirations for both piety and community. "Green Deen" articulates an Earth-conscious, people-affirming, faith-based, justice-centered orientation that will help mainstream American Muslims and their allies promote environmentalism that is steadfast, scientific, and practical. No other book of this kind has been written for the Muslim community, in a language they can understand. No other book helps those environmentalists of other faiths and orientations understand the gifts and contributions that Islam and its followers bring to the table. "Green Deen" is one of a kind.
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408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xvi, 335 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • The lie of the land
  • Nankani identity and religious construction
  • Debating sustainable rural development
  • The dynamics of gender in an African society
  • Theory and method in indigenous African research : responses from the field
  • The politics of involvement
  • Mending the broken pieces.
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xii, 231 p. : ill.
  • Acknowledgements-- Contributors-- Introduction: The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Paul B. Thompson, Editor, Michigan State University Chapter 1 - The ethics of sustainable agricultural intensification FAO Ethics Series Chapter 2 - Doing Ethics in Food and Agriculture Clive Stannard, FAO Commission of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Chapter 3 - History, Ethics, and Intensification in Agriculture John H. Perkins, The Evergreen State College and Rachael Jamison, Washington State Chapter 4 - One Hundred Years of Agricultural Intensification: A Personal History of Unanswered Ethical Issues-1890-2004 Allan Schmid, Michigan State University Chapter 5 - Two Battles in the History of Agriculture: Against Hunger and Against Alternatives Comments on John Perkins and Rachael Jamison' History, Ethics and Intensification in Agriculture Michiel Korthals, Wageningen Animal Veterinary Research Institute Chapter 6 - Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics Luis Camacho, University of Costa Rica Chapter 7 - Comments On Luis Camacho, 'Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics' Stephen L. Esquith, Michigan State University Chapter 8 - Agricultural Intensification: Some Human Rights Issues John Otieno Ouko, Michigan State University Chapter 9 - Environmental Ethics and Agricultural Intensification Clare Palmer, Washington University, St. Louis Chapter 10 - Agricultural Intensification and the Environment Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University Chapter 11 - Agricultural Intensification, Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: Some EthicalObservations Nigel Dower, University of Aberdeen Chapter 12 - Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production David Fraser, University of British Columbia Chapter 13 - Re-thinking the Ethics of Intensification for Animal Agriculture:Comments on David Fraser, 'Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production' Peter Sandoe, Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Chapter 14 - Farm Welfare: A Systemic Challenge Richard Bawden, University of Western Sydney Chapter 15 - Ethics in Agricultural Change: Questions and Proposals for Development Processes Andrew Dorward, Imperial College London, Wye Campus List of Conference Participants-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402087219 20160605
The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for the existing population, hunger and malnutrition are persistent problems that have led decision makers to recognize that increasing food production in specific regions may be the most effective way to address food se- rity for impoverished peoples. At the same time, there will need to be policy adju- ments that improve poor people's access to current food supplies without simultaneously undercutting the ability of local producers to obtain needed cash income. What is more, the uncertain effects of global climate change on agricultural ecosystems complicate planning for this process, while poorly understood processes of globa- zation create additional unknowns from the side of social systems. In short, despite surpluses in many parts of the developed world, finding ways to increase food p- duction on both selected regional and a total global basis remains a priority for many farmers, policy makers and agricultural researchers.
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  • Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Losing and Finding Sacred Place 2 Lament for a Silent Summer 3 Artificial Persons and the Political Economy of Place 4 Place, Religion and Resistance to Corporate Power 5 Wilderness, Religion, and Ecological Restoration in the Scottish Highlands 6 Food Sovereignty from Joshua to La Via Campesina 7 The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities 8 Re-Placing Ethics in the City and the Countryside Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781441199645 20160618
People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange - such as a local food economy - more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.
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xv, 235 pages ; 21 cm.
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  • Introduction-- Theoretical propositions for Indic traditions and ecology-- Swadhyaya movement-- Bishnoi community-- Sacred groves of Bhils-- Modern organizations adapting to ecology-- Dharma as religious and environmental ethos-- Conclusions-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405917 20160607
In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and, exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. It includes a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.
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