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xxix, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xx, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1.Self-reliant resiliency and neoliberal mentality: a critical reflection 2.Governing for resilience in vulnerable places: an Introduction 3.Resilient energy landscapes: a spatial quest? 4.Resilience to what and for whom in Landscape Management 5.Resilience thinking - Is vagueness a blessing or a curse in transdisciplinary projects? Experiences from a regional climate change adaptation project 6.Flood resilience and legitimacy - an exploration of Dutch flood risk management 7.Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience 8.Meta decision-making and the speed and quality of disaster resilience and recovery 9.The Resiliency Web - A Bottom-Linked Governance Model for Resilience and Environmental Justice in the Context of Disasters 10.Changing Stakes: Resilience, Reconstruction, and Participatory Practices after the 2011 Japan Tsunami 11.The Value of Participatory Community Arts for Community Resilience 12."If we are not united, our lives will be very difficult." Resilience from the perspective of slum dwellers in Pedda Jalaripeta (India) 13.Riding the Tide: Socially-engaged art and resilience in an uncertain future 14.Resilience in practice - a transformative approach? A conversation with Henk Ovink, first Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138216495 20180115
Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept `resilience' has been addressed in social sciences research.ã In doing so, this edited book draws together state of the art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and examples across different spatial and geographical contexts (e.g. urban slums in India; flood-prone communities in the UK; coastal Japan). The cases present and explore challenges and potentials of resilience-thinking for practitioners and academics. As such, `Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places' aims to provide a scientifically robust overview and to generate some conceptual clarity for researchers, students as well as practitioners interested in the potential of resilience thinking as well as the application of resilience in practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138216495 20180115
Green Library
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xxvii, 212 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press' Open Access publishing program. This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the age of the Anthropocene. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines-from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy - this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295025 20171227
Green Library
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x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments. Generosity and Nothing But viii Introduction. Animating Intimacies, Reanimating a World 1 Food 1. Biosecurity and Surveillance in the Food Chain 37 Energy 2. The Unwanted Intimacy of Radiation Exposure in Japan 71 Climate Change 3. Climate Change, Slippery on the Skin 105 Water 4. The Greatest Show on Parched Earth 135 Knowing What We KNow, Why Are We Stuck? 5. Political Ecologies of the Precarious 177 Notes 199 References 217 Index 243.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362326 20170410
In Animate Planet Kath Weston shows how new intimacies between humans, animals, and their surroundings are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them, one synthetic chemical, radioactive isotope, and megastorm at a time. Visceral sensations, she finds, are vital to this process, which yields a new animism in which humans and "the environment" become thoroughly entangled. In case studies on food, water, energy, and climate from the United States, India, and Japan, Weston approaches the new animism as both a symptom of our times and an analytic with the potential to open paths to new and forgotten ways of living.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362326 20170410
Green Library
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xix, 325 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Green Library
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volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • tom 1. Kulʹturnyĭ landshaft Kyi͡eva ta okolit͡sʹ
  • том 1. Культурний ландшафт Києва та околіць
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G174, M174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Volume 1 : Ghosts of the Anthropocene
  • Introduction : haunted landscapes of the Anthropocene / Elaine Gan, Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, and Nils Bubandt
  • A garden or a grave? The canyonic landscape of the Tijuana-San Diego region / Lesley Stern
  • Marie Curie's fingerprint : nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone / Kate Brown
  • Shimmer : when all you love is being trashed / Deborah Bird Rose
  • Future megafaunas : a historical perspective on the scope for a wilder Anthropocene / Jens-Christian Svenning
  • Ladders, trees, complexity, and other metaphors in evolutionary thinking / Andreas Hejnol
  • No small matter : mushroom clouds, ecologies of nothingness, and strange topologies of spacetimemattering / Karen Barad
  • Haunted geologies : spirits, stones, and the necropolitics of the Anthropocene / Nils Bubandt
  • Ghostly forms and forest histories / Andrew S. Mathews
  • Establishing new worlds : the lichens of Petersham / Anne Pringle
  • Coda : concept and chronotope / Mary Louise Pratt.
  • Volume 2 : Monsters of the Anthropocene
  • Introduction : bodies tumbled into bodies / Heather Swanson, Anna Tsing, Nils Bubandt, and Elaine Gan
  • Deep in admiration / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art Science activisms for staying with the trouble / Donna Haraway
  • Noticing microbial worlds : the postmodern synthesis in biology / Margaret McFall-Ngai
  • Holobiont by birth : multilineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes / Scott F. Gilbert
  • Wolf, or Homo homini lupus / Carla Freccero
  • Unruly appetites : salmon domestication "all the way down" / Marianne Elisabeth Lien
  • Without planning : the evolution of collective behavior in ant colonies / Deborah M. Gordon
  • Synchronies at risk : the Intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds / Peter Funch
  • Remembering in our amnesia, seeing in our blindness / Ingrid M. Parker
  • Coda : beautiful monsters : terra in the Cyanocene / Dorion Sagan.
Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent arts of living.Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publications two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste-in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902377 20170807
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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1 online resource (Gix, G174, Mviii, M174 pages) : illustrations.
  • Volume 1. Ghosts. Introduction : haunted landscapes of the Anthropocene / Elaine Gan, Nils Bubandt, Anna Tsing, and Heather Swanson
  • A garden or a grave? : the canyonic landscape of the Tijuana-San Diego region / Lesley Stern
  • Marie Curie's fingerprint : nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone / Kate Brown
  • Shimmer : when all you love is being trashed / Deborah Bird Rose
  • Future megafaunas : a historical perspective on the scope for a wilder Anthropocene / Jens-Christian Svenning
  • Ladders, trees, complexity, and other metaphors in evolutionary thinking / Andreas Hejnol
  • No small matter : mushroom clouds, ecologies of nothingness, and strange topologies of spacetimemattering / Karen Barad
  • Haunted geologies : spirits, stones, and the necropolitics of the Anthropocene / Nils Bubandt
  • Ghostly forms and forest histories / Andrew S. Mathews
  • Establishing new worlds : the lichens of Petersham / Anne Pringle
  • Coda : concept and chronotope / Mary Louise Pratt.
  • Volume 2. Monsters. Introduction : bodies tumbled into bodies / Heather Swanson, Anna Tsing, Nils Bubandt, and Elaine Gan
  • Deep in admiration / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art Science activisms for staying with the trouble / Donna Haraway
  • Noticing microbial worlds : the postmodern synthesis in biology / Margaret McFall-Ngai
  • Holobiont by birth : multilineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes / Scott F. Gilbert
  • Wolf, or, Homo homini lpus / Carla Freccero
  • Unruly appetites : salmon domestication "all the way down" / Marianne Elisabeth Lien
  • Without planning : the evolution of collective behavior in ant colonies / Deborah M. Gordon
  • Synchronies at risk : the Intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds / Peter Funch
  • Remembering in our amnesia, seeing in our blindness / Ingrid M. Parker
  • Coda : beautiful monsters : terra in the Cyanocene / Dorion Sagan.
Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent arts of living.Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publications two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste-in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902377 20171218
Book
xviii, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : juxtaposing urban forestry and agriculture in the PlaNYC era
  • Greening New York City : political economic context and environmental stewardship from 1970-present
  • Creating PlaNYC : the politics of urban sustainability planning
  • City of forests : planting one million trees
  • Beyond planting : creating an urban forestry movement
  • Growing in the city : from community gardening to urban agriculture
  • City of farms : cultivating urban agriculture through food policy visions and plans
  • Constructing the "greener, greater" city : politics, discourses, and material practices
  • City as ecosystem : changing form, function, and governance of urban socio-nature
  • Epilogue : from Bloomberg to de Blasio and beyond.
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC campaign. Lindsay K. Campbell uses PlaNYC to consider how and why nature is constructed in New York City. Campbell regards sustainability planning as a process that unfolds through the strategic interplay of actors, the deployment of different narrative frames, and the mobilizing and manipulation of the physical environment, which affects nonhuman animals and plants as well as the city's residents. Campbell zeroes in on a core omission in PlaNYC?s original conception and funding: Despite NYC having a long tradition of community gardening, particularly since the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, the plan contained no mention of community gardens or urban farms. Campbell charts the change of course that resulted from burgeoning public interest in urban agriculture and local food systems. She shows how civic groups and elected officials crafted a series of visions and plans for local food systems that informed the 2011 update to PlaNYC. City of Forests, City of Farms is a valuable tool that allows us to understand and disentangle the political decisions, popular narratives, and physical practices that shape city greening in New York City and elsewhere.0.
Green Library
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xx, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • A restless climate
  • Climatic choreography of health and disease
  • From Cambrian explosion to first farmers : how climate made us human
  • Spread of farming, new diseases, and rising civilizations : mid-holocene optimum
  • Eurasian bronze age : unsettled climatic times
  • Romans, Mayans, and Anasazi : the classical optimum to droughts in the Americas
  • Little ice age : Europe, China, and beyond
  • Weather extremes in modern times
  • Humans throughout the holocene
  • Facing the future.
When we think of "climate change, " we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story. Climate Change and the Health of Nations shows how the natural environment has vast direct and indirect repercussions for human health and welfare. McMichael takes us on a tour of human history through the lens of major transformations in climate. From the very beginning of our species some five million years ago, human biology has evolved in response to cooling temperatures, new food sources, and changing geography. As societies began to form, they too adapted in relation to their environments, most notably with the development of agriculture eleven thousand years ago. Agricultural civilization was a Faustian bargain, however: the prosperity and comfort that an agrarian society provides relies on the assumption that the environment will largely remain stable. Indeed, for agriculture to succeed, environmental conditions must be just right, which McMichael refers to as the "Goldilocks phenomenon." Global warming is disrupting this balance, just as other climate-related upheavals have tested human societies throughout history. As McMichael shows, the break-up of the Roman Empire, the bubonic Plague of Justinian, and the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization all have roots in climate change. Why devote so much analysis to the past, when the daunting future of climate change is already here? Because the story of mankindas previous survival in the face of an unpredictable and unstable climate, and of the terrible toll that climate change can take, could not be more important as we face the realities of a warming planet. This sweeping magnum opus is not only a rigorous, innovative, and fascinating exploration of how the climate affects the human condition, but also an urgent call to recognize our species' utter reliance on the earth as it is.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190262952 20170605
Green Library
Video
1 streaming video file (16 min.) : digital, sound, color
A celebration of nature, this non-narrative program uses a classic concerto format to illustrate the devastating effect people have had on the ecology of our planet. Filmed in spectacular 70mm Showscan for The Pavilion of the Environment at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain, with an original score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, this is an excellent introduction to any environmental program.
Book
300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
This volume looks at territories such as reservations, model villages and collective towns as the spatial materialization of forced assimilation and "progress". These disciplinary spaces were created in order to disempower and alter radically the behavior of people who were perceived as ill-suited "to fit" into hegemonic imaginations of "the nation" since the 19th century. Comparing examples from the Americas, Australia, North and East Africa, Central Europe as well as West and Central Asia, the book not only considers the acts and legitimizing narrations of ruling actors, but highlights the agency of the subaltern who are often misrepresented as passive victims of violent assimilation strategies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783839434871 20171030
This volume looks at spaces such as reservations, model villages, and collective towns as spatial and disciplinary techniques - implemented in order to disempower and radically alter the behavior of people who were perceived as ill-suited to fit into the hegemonic concept of "the nation" from the 19th century onwards. Comparing examples from the Americas, Australia, Eastern Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, the book considers the acts and legitimizing narratives of the powerful alongside the agency of the subaltern, who are often misrepresented as passive victims of violent assimilation strategies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837634877 20171030
Green Library
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175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1 Inheriting Landscape: Suburban Histories and the Force of the Past 2 Dig for Victory and the Demands of Remembering 3 Childhood, Seed and Beings of Fiction: Becoming an Authentic Gardener 4 The Possibilities of a Plant 5 Awkward Flourishing: Death of the Unwanted Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409452485 20160830
In Domestic Wild, Franklin Ginn sets out to find a new sense of the wild at the heart of modernity. Inspired by experienced, skilful gardeners, Ginn analyses what happens when plants, animals and people meet in the suburbs of London. Weaving major theories of landscape, memory and nonhuman subjectivity with the practical wisdom of gardeners, this book offers a radical new account of everyday gardening. Amid spectacular horizons of planetary loss, Domestic Wild argues that gardening offers a means to cultivate a renewed sense of intimacy with nature and ourselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409452485 20160830
Green Library
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191 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xv, 590 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword Preface Introduction: Capital and Ecology â On the Ecological-Marxian Analysis of the Ecological Crisis Part 1: John Bellamy Foster's Research on the Ecological Crisis 1 The Theoretical Basis of Ecological Civilization â Constructing a Marxist Theory of Ecology â Ecological Theory in Marx's Work â The Essence of Marx's Philosophical Materialism â Insights from Marx's Ecological Theory 2 The Ecological Implications of Marx's Materialist View of Nature â Marx's Materialist Conception of Nature in his Doctoral Thesis â Marx's Materialist Conception of Nature in his Relationship with Feuerbach â Marx's Materialism as a Foundation for his Views on Ecology 3 The Ecological Implications of Marx's Materialist Conception of History â Ecological Theory in Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts, 1844 â Ecological Theory of the Communist Manifesto 4 The Ecological Implications of Marx's Theory of "Metabolism" â The Theory of "Metabolism" in Capital â The "Metabolic Rift" in Capital â On the Cause of the "Metabolic Rift" 5 The Revelation of Marx's Ecological Theory: Antagonism between Capital and Ecology â Marx's View of the Opposition between Capital and Ecology â The Conflict between Capital and Ecology in Today's World 6 The Bush Administration and the Kyoto Protocol â The Bush Administration's Attitude Towards the Kyoto Protocol â The U.S. Government's Attitude Toward the Other "Earth Summits" â Obliging the Third World to "Swallow Pollution" 7 Giving up Illusions in Order to Overcome the Ecological Crisis â Can Environmental Problems be Solved through the "Dematerialization" of the Capitalist Economy? â Can Environmental Problems be Solved through the Development of Science and Technology? â Can Environmental Problems be Solved through a Capitalistic Market Approach to Nature? â Can Environmental Problems be Solved through Moral Reform and Establishing Ecological Ethics? 8 The Fight against the Ecological Crisis â Beyond the Bottom Line of a Money-Driven Economy â Putting People First â Constructing Humanity's Relationship to Nature Based on "Freedom in General" â Having Enough, not Having More â Putting Land Ethics into Practice â Environmental Revolution Necessitates Social Revolution Part 2: Research from Other Ecological Marxists 9 James O'Connor: The Intrinsic Relationship between Marxism and Ecology â Marx's View on "History and Nature" â Marx's view on "Capital and Nature" â Marx's View on "Socialism and Nature" 10 David Pepper: Why Marx's Ecological Theory Is Needed â Now More Than Ever â Marxism Contains Enough Elements for an Ecological Theory â Solution to Environmental Problems in Marxism â Ecological Contradictions: Inherent Contradictions of Capitalist Societies in Marxism â Capitalism: "Inherently Environmentally Unfriendly" in Marxism â The Cause of Overpopulation, Famine and "Natural Shortages" in Marxism â Overcoming Alienation from Nature and "Asserting its Humanness" in Marxism â Rationally Regulating Humanity's Relationship to Nature in Marxism 11 Paul Burkett: The Inherent Relationship between Natural, Social and Environmental Crises in Marxism â The Four Necessary Conditions of Social Ecology â Nature and Historical Materialism â The Analysis of Ecological Value and the Theory of Capitalism â Perspectives on the Ecological Implications of Communism 12 Andre Gorz: Surpassing Economic Logic as the Key to Constructing an Ecological Civilization â The Capitalistic Division of Labor as the Root of all Alienation â Capitalism's Profit Motive as the Cause of Ecological Destruction â Beyond Economic Logic, the Implementation of Ecological Logic â Advanced Socialism as the Key to Protecting the Environment 13 Ben Agger: The Ecological Dilemma has Shattered People's Faith in Capitalism â Re-examining the Theory of the Crisis of Capitalism â Toward an Ecological Marxism â Transforming Capitalism through Decentralization and Debureaucratization â Combining American Populism with Ecological Marxism 14 William Leiss: A Marxist Approach to Green Theory â The Logical Connection between Controlling Nature and Controlling People â Human Satisfaction Ultimately Lies in Production, Not in Consumption 15 Herbert Marcuse: The Marxist Path to Ecological Revolution â Marx's Theory of the Liberation of Nature in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts, 1844 â An Analysis of Ecology in Today's World â Marcuse's Theory of the Liberation of Nature and the "Club of Rome" Part 3: The Implications of Ecological Marxism 16 Marxism and the Construction of an Ecological Civilization â The Ecological Vision in Marx's Works â The Practical Significance of Marx's Ecological Worldview 17 The Inspiration of Ecological Marxism for Constructing an Ecologically Friendly Civilization â From Humanity's Conflict with Nature to Conflicts between Human Beings â The Advantages of Constructing an Ecological Civilization in a Socialist Society â Constructing Ecological Civilization and Creating Humanity's New Way of Being â Making the Construction of Ecological Civilization into a Great Revolution of Thought 18 Ecological Marxism's Opposition to Postmodernism â "Green Politics" as a Form of Post-modern Politics â Should Modernization be Abandoned or Reformed? â Eco-centrism or Anthropocentrism? â Can Rationality Correct the Biases of Rationalism? â The Proper Way to Regard the Functions of Science and Technology â Humankind's Search for Meaning â The Theoretical and Practical Relevance of Ecological Marxism Compared to Postmodernism 19 Western Marxism's Rejection of Postmodernism â The Confrontation between Ecological Marxism and Postmodernism â The Inheritance of Habermas' Reflections on Modernity â The Inheritance of the Frankfurt School's Critique of Society â The Inheritance of the Pioneers of Western Marxism â A Reflection on the Positive Significance of Marxism Itself 20 Personal Fulfillment through Production Rather than Consumption â An Essential Thesis of Ecological Marxism â Focusing on Production Rather than Consumption â New Concepts for an Overhaul of Current Consumption Patterns â Seeking Satisfaction in Productive Activity â The Implications of the Thesis of Fulfillment through Productive Activity 21 Ecological Marxism's New Reflection on Contemporary Capitalism â The Cause of the Ecological Crisis-the Capitalist Mode of Production â From the Critique of the Profit Motive to the Critique of the Economic Reason of Capitalism â The Relationship between Environmental Protection and the Existing Capitalist Modes of Production â Capitalist Countries are Largely Ecologically Imperialist Countries â "Sustainable Development" is Impossible under Capitalism 22 An Ecologically Friendly Civilization is an Essential Goal of Chinese Socialism â Creating Environmental Standards for Chinese Socialism â Scientific Development Means "Green" Development â A Harmonious Society Founded on Harmony between Humanity and Nature â Promoting Human Fulfillment through the Unity of Humanity and Nature 23 The Strategic Choice for the Construction of Ecological Civilization under Chinese Socialism â The Three Strategies That we Can Not and Should Not Choose â The Viable Strategy of Ecologically Oriented Modernization 24 Challenges for the Construction of an Ecologically Friendly Civilization â Capital: Utilizing and Restricting â Technology: Development and Control â Production: Expansion and Reform â Consumption: Stimulus and Guidance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355965 20171211
The worsening environmental crisis has become a serious threat to mankind. The search for a solution to this crisis must begin by understanding its causes. Taking an eco-socialist perspective, The Ecological Crisis and the Logic of Capital explores the logic of capitalism as a fundamental cause of today's environmental crisis, in particular the thirst for profit and the capitalist mode of production. By demonstrating the inherent antagonism between capital and ecology, this book argues that proposals to resolve the crisis within the capitalist system are utopian, that proposed remedies relying on scientific progress, alternative energies, low-carbon technologies or the introduction of ecological ethics and new attitudes toward Nature into market mechanisms are doomed to failure without a radical overhaul of the principles that govern capitalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355965 20171211
Green Library
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xxv, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Ecological Crises, Nonhumans and the Age of Man - Sy Taffel and Nicholas Holm Part One: Nonhuman Agency Chapter One - Carbon Bonds: Coal Economics and Aesthetics - Sean Cubitt Chapter Two - Consider the Lawnmower: Aesthetics, Politics and Entanglements of Suburban Nature - Nicholas Holm Chapter Three - Learning with the River: on Intercultural Gifts from the Whanganui - Charles Dawson Chapter Four - From Wai 262 to Water: Towards Postcolonial Property Right in Aotearoa New Zealand - Jacob Otter Part Two: Cultivation and Culture Chapter Five - The Plough as Settler Colonial Cultural Icon: Voices from the Other Side of the Blade - Victoria Grieves Chapter Six - Conserving Land through Kindly Use and Reciprocity: Using the Land and Being Used by the Land - Anne O'Brien Chapter Seven - "One Loaf of Bread at a Time": System Change through Community Food Initiatives - Sharon Stevens Chapter Eight - In Different Voices: Engaging with Human-Non-Human Entanglements - Sita Venkateswar Part Three: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Mediation Chapter Nine- Photographic Reflections on Landscape Change in Regional Australia - Christopher Orchard and James Holcomb Chapter Ten - Nature as Creative Catalyst: Building Poetic Environmental Narratives through the Artists in Antarctica Programme - Octavia Cade Chapter Eleven - Mediating the 'Deep': Media Work with Oceans and Seas - Gareth Stanton Chapter Twelve - Exiled in the Bush: A History of Landscape Transformation in Post-European Settlement New South Wales - David Orchard and Peter Orchard Chapter Thirteen - Mapping the Anthropocene - Sy Taffel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535694 20170227
Ecological Entanglement in the Anthropocene brings together academics, activists, and artists to explore how human and nonhuman worlds act upon and transform one another. This book examines how numerous local practices can productively gesture to actions that exceed the current predictions of impending ecological destruction, with a particular focus upon agriculture, indigeneity and aesthetics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535694 20170227
Green Library
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x, 477 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • PART I: A WORLD OF GOODS: THE ECOLOGY OF COLONIAL EXTRACTION-- PART II: CONSERVATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE COLONIES-- PART III: ACCELERATION, DECLINE, AND AFTERMATH.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199590414 20170605
Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire provides the first wide-ranging environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the colonial era. It focuses on the ecological dimensions of the explosive growth of tropical commodity production, global trade, and modern resource management-transformations that still visibly shape our world today-and how they were related to broader social, cultural, and political developments in Europe's colonies. Covering the overseas empires of all the major European powers, Corey Ross argues that tropical environments were not merely a stage on which conquest and subjugation took place, but were an essential part of the colonial project, profoundly shaping the imperial enterprise even as they were shaped by it. The story he tells is not only about the complexities of human experience, but also about people's relationship with the ecosystems in which they were themselves embedded: the soil, water, plants, and animals that were likewise a part of Europe's empire. Although it shows that imperial conquest rarely represented a sudden bout of ecological devastation, it nonetheless demonstrates that modern imperialism marked a decisive and largely negative milestone for the natural environment. By relating the expansion of modern empire, global trade, and mass consumption to the momentous ecological shifts that they entailed, this book provides a historical perspective on the vital nexus of social, political, and environmental issues that we face in the twenty-first-century world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199590414 20170605
Green Library
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x, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements and Thanks Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Knowing Chapter 3: Participating Chapter 4: Consuming Chapter 5: Enjoying Chapter 6: Campaigning Chapter 7: Voting Chapter 8: Working Chapter 9: Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189416 20170313
How do ordinary people think about the environment as they go about their daily lives? Does thinking about the environment make them do things differently? This book is the first to explore the idea of 'environmental publics', that is, the ways in which ordinary people engage with environmental issues across different practical contexts of work, play and home. Emphasising the practices of 'environmental engagement', Environmental Publics examines how people consume the environment, learn about it, campaign for its protection and enjoy it through their leisure time. But the book avoids relying on idealisations of 'consumers' or 'citizens', or theoretical constructs about behavioural norms that have traditionally dominated research in this field. Instead, this book differentiates environmental publics not by who they are but by what they are doing - their daily practices. It also analyses specifically the geographies of those practices, that is, how what people do affects the environment but in different ways across time and space and at different scales - aspects of practices that are neglected in the literature. With an interdisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest to students and scholars in geography, sociology, science and technology studies, political science and anthropology. It is written in an accessible and readable style, so as to be useful for preliminary and more advanced courses in environmental management, perception and policy, as well as in studies of modern society, consumption and environmentalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189416 20170313
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383 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Introduction : Des "livres-territoires" / Danièle Méaux -- I Inventaires et identités territoriales -- Penser le paysage, mettre la France en images -- En marge de Taylor et Nodier -- Les Forez multiples de Félix Thiollier -- Du pittoresque au vernaculaire -- La France travaille : un regard sur le territoire de l'entre-deux-guerres -- Photographie et politique patrimoniale -- Ii Itinéraires touristiques -- Le Paris-Guide de 1867 : politiques d'écrivains -- D'une absence la France cyclotouriste dans les livres illustrés de photographies à la fin du XIXe siècle -- La France à Table -- Du visage touristique à l'aura poétique d'une capitale -- Motos, châteaux et virolos -- Iii Rencontres des mots et des images -- L'âge d'or de l'ambassade littéraire -- Un "photobook" inscrit dans la tradition des Tours de France -- Terrains vagues en noir et blanc -- Voyages excentriques -- Le territoire représenté et révélé par Jean-Loup Trassard -- Expériences de l'espace et mises en récit dans la bande dessinée -- Iii Enquêtes photographiques -- Entretien avec Bernard Latarjet -- Entretien avec Jean-Louis Garnell -- Provincia Antigua de Gabriele Basilico par Sophie Lécole Solnychkine -- Du dépaysement au "dépaysagement" par Julie Noirot -- Paysages usagés, ouvrage photographique et cartes postales d'une métropole ordinaire -- Les paysages cicatriciels du delta du Rhône -- L'invention du territoire -- Conclusion : La fabrique de la France.
"Le présent ouvrage est issu d'un colloque qui s'est déroulé en 2016 au Centre culturel international de Cerisy. Les études qui sont ici rassemblées examinent les modalités selon lesquelles le livre incluant des mots et des images en un univers clos s'offre comme le réceptacle privilégié d'un archivage du patrimoine monumental ou paysager. Les représentations des sites s'articulent à l'évolution des pratiques humaines de l'espace. Du 'cure siècle à nos jours, des continuités, des seuils ou des évolutions peuvent être dégagés. La manière dont les albums conjuguent une portée esthétique à des enjeux géopolitiques est particulièrement étudiée, comme la façon dont se combinent la suggestion d'une identité et ses retombées en matière de préservation, d'aménagement ou encore de valorisation économique des lieux."--Page 4 of cover.
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