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Radical environmentalism : nature, identity and more-than-human agency

Author: John Cianchi
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Series: Palgrave studies in green criminology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Environmentalism is a contest about the meaning of nature and the social construction of activism, deviance and harm. The contests that are the subject of this book are fought on the margins, in spaces where what is deviant and what is criminal are fluid concepts. Forest activists engaged in Tasmania's old-growth forests, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society activists campaigning in the Southern Ocean to protect  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Cianchi
ISBN: 9781137473783 1137473789 9781349501458 134950145X
OCLC Number: 904757934
Description: 1 online resource (x, 181 pages).
Contents: 1. Defending nature --
2. What is nature doing: radical environmentalism and the role of nature --
3. Nature, identity and more-than-human agency --
4. "I talked to my tree and he talked back": activism, nature and meaning making --
5. Encounters with activists --
6. Radicalisation: activist journeys to direct action campaigning --
7. Transcendence: experiences of nature that transform activist identity --
8. Connection: the formation of relationships with nature --
9. Communication: dialogic relationships with animals, plants and landscapes --
10. Grief from the destruction of nature --
11. Alive to the world: interconnection, kinship and responsibility.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in green criminology.
Responsibility: John Cianchi.

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Radical Environmentalism: Nature, Identity and More-than-human Agency provides a unique account of environmentalism - one that highlights the voices of activists and the nature they defend. It will  Read more...

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