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The Resource The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism, Keith Makoto Woodhouse

The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism, Keith Makoto Woodhouse

Label
The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism
Title
The ecocentrists
Title remainder
a history of radical environmentalism
Statement of responsibility
Keith Makoto Woodhouse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Keith Woodhouse explores the political and intellectual history of the radical environmental movement--a movement founded by activists who grew disenchanted with the strategies of the mainstream environmental movement. While mainstream environmentalists (Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, etc.) emphasized lobbying and working within the political system, groups like Earth First! increasingly championed a more radical approach both tactically and philosophically. Tactically, they embraced direct action--physically blocking or even sabotaging and destroying encroaching industry and infrastructure. Philosophically, they championed views that privileged nature or wilderness over humanity broadly conceived, with little or no regard for the oppressed or impoverished. Such views increasingly set them at odds with other radical movements--feminism, anarchism, etc.--as well as with mainstream environmentalists, all appalled by their simplistic view of complex social problems. Taken together, Woodhouse offers a sophisticated and nuanced picture of modern American environmentalism, showing how it interacted with and was changed by other intellectual, political and social developments over the last half of the twentieth century"--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodhouse, Keith Mako
Dewey number
320.58
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.W66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmentalists
  • Radicalism
Label
The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism, Keith Makoto Woodhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sierra Club and environmentalism -- Zero population growth and the politics of crisis -- A radical break : from the wilderness society to earth first! -- Public lands and the public good : Earth First! and the American West -- Earth First! Against itself -- The limits and legacy of radicalism
Control code
2017048964
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780231165884
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017048964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)NEW
Label
The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism, Keith Makoto Woodhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sierra Club and environmentalism -- Zero population growth and the politics of crisis -- A radical break : from the wilderness society to earth first! -- Public lands and the public good : Earth First! and the American West -- Earth First! Against itself -- The limits and legacy of radicalism
Control code
2017048964
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780231165884
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017048964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)NEW

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