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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
Title variation
History of radical environmentalism
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 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
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodhouse, Keith Mako
Dewey number
320.58
Illustrations
illustrations
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ecology and revolutionary thought -- Crisis environmentalism -- A radical break -- Public lands and the public good -- Earth First! Against itself -- The limits and legacy of radicalism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780231165884
Lccn
2017048964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1013737859
  • (OCoLC)1013737859
Label
The ecocentrists : a history of radical environmentalism, Keith Makoto Woodhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ecology and revolutionary thought -- Crisis environmentalism -- A radical break -- Public lands and the public good -- Earth First! Against itself -- The limits and legacy of radicalism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780231165884
Lccn
2017048964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1013737859
  • (OCoLC)1013737859

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