Radical ecology : the search for a livable world

Merchant, Carolyn

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  • Creator Carolyn Merchant
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Routledge, [1992] ©1992
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  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780415906494, 0415906490, 9780415906500, 0415906504
  • OCLC ocm25629907


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: What Is Radical Ecology? Self in Society. Society in Self. Self Versus Society. Radical Ecology -- I. Problems. 1. The Global Ecological Crisis. Air; Water; Soils; Biota. Political Economy. Environmental Problems in the Second World. Population. Steady-State Economics. Conclusion. Further Reading. 2. Science and Worldviews. The Organic Worldview. The Rise of Capitalism. Experimental Science. The Mechanistic Worldview. The Domination of Nature. Newtonian Science. Conclusion. Further Reading. 3. Environmental Ethics and Political Conflict. Egocentric Ethics. Homocentric Ethics. Ecocentric Ethics. Conclusion. Further Reading -- II. Thought. 4. Deep Ecology. Principles of Deep Ecology. Scientific Roots of Deep Ecology. Eastern Philosophy. Critiques of Deep Ecology. Reconstructive Science. Conclusion. Further Reading. 5. Spiritual Ecology. The Council of All Beings. Nature Spirituality. The Old Religion. Native American Land Wisdom. Mainstream Religions. Ecological Creation Spirituality. Ecological Process Theology. Conclusion. Further Reading. 6. Social Ecology. Progressive Ecology: Marx Meets Muir. Marx and Engels on Ecology. Anarchist Social Ecology. Socialist Ecology. Dialectical Biology. Conclusion. Further Reading -- III. Movements. 7. Green Politics. The Group of Ten. Populism. Minority Activists. The Greens. Greens in the Second World. Earth First! Greenpeace. Direct Action. Conclusion. Further Reading. 8. Ecofeminism. Liberal Ecofeminism. Cultural Ecofeminism. Social Ecofeminism. Socialist Ecofeminism. Socialist Ecofeminism and Production. Socialist Ecofeminism and Reproduction. Women in the Third World. Women in the Second World. Conclusion. Further Reading. 9. Sustainable Development. Sustainable Agriculture. Biological Control. Restoration Ecology. Bioregionalism. Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability. Global Sustainable Development. Conclusion. Further Reading. Conclusion: The Radical Ecology Movement. Contributions of Radical Theorists. Contributions of Radical Activists
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