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Jensen, Derrick 1960-

Works: 114 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 14,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc  Satire  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Derrick Jensen
Most widely held works by Derrick Jensen
How shall I live my life? : on liberating the Earth from civilization by Derrick Jensen( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derrick Jensen discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it in this collection of interviews
Resistance against empire by Derrick Jensen( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it's Ramsey Clark describing the long history of military invasion, Alfred McCoy detailing the relationship between CIA activities and the increase in the global heroin trade, Stephen Schwartz reporting the obscene costs of nuclear armaments, or Katherine Albrecht tracing the horrors of the modern surveillance state, this investigation of global governance is sure to inform, engage, and incite readers
Lives less valuable : a novel by Derrick Jensen( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting corporate disregard for ecology on trial, this novel follows Vexcorp, a wealthy corporation that, at a safe distance, counts both the lives of others and the health of the environment as expenses on a balance sheet - but that distance is about to collapse
Truths among us : conversations on building a new culture : interviews by Derrick Jensen( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed author Derrick Jensen comes a prescient, thought-provoking collection of interviews with 10 leading writers, philosophers, teachers, and activists who argue against society's belief that corporations and governments know what is best for them
Strangely like war : the global assault on forests by Derrick Jensen( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since Gilgamesh cut down the ancient cedar forests of Mesopotamia, civilizations have foundered and collapsed in the wake of widespread deforestation. Today, with three quarters of the world's original forests gone and the pace of cutting, clearing, processing, and pulping ever accelerating, Jensen and Draffan lay bare the stark scenario we face - we being not only people, but the nonhuman fabric of life itself - unless deforestation is slowed and stopped. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the relationship between deforestation and our ecological crisis as well as an essential "handbook" for activists everywhere."--Jacket
The culture of make believe by Derrick Jensen( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "the atrocities that characterize so much of our culture--from lynchings in early 20th century America, modern slavery and corporate misdeeds to manufacturing disasters, death squads in developing nations and the destruction of the natural world"--
What we leave behind by Derrick Jensen( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth. Human waste, once considered a gift to the soil, has become toxic material that has broken the essential cycle of decay and regeneration. Here, writer Derrick Jensen and activist Aric McBay weave historical analysis and beautiful prose to remind us that life--human and nonhuman--will not go on unless we do everything we can to facilitate the most basic process on earth, the root of sustainability: one being's waste must always become another being's food.--From publisher description
Earth at risk : building a resistance movement to save the planet by Derrick Jensen( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annual conference Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet features environmental thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of the planet's situation, and this book presents an impassioned critique of the dominant culture from every angle. Speakers from the conference are featured in this volume and include William Catton, who explains ecological overshoot; Thomas Linzey, who gives a fiery call for community sovereignty; Jane Caputi, who exposes patriarchy's mythic disme
A language older than words by Derrick Jensen( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better."
Walking on water : reading, writing, and revolution by Derrick Jensen( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking on Water is a look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroom - whether university or maximum security prison - where he teaches writing. He reveals how schools are central to perpetuating the great illusion of our culture, that happiness lies outside of ourselves and that learning to please and submit to those in power makes us all into life-long clock-watchers. As a writing teacher Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity."--Jacket
Endgame by Derrick Jensen( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to the land : conversations about nature, culture, and Eros by Derrick Jensen( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. Included here is Dave Foreman on biodiversity, Matthew Fox on Christianity and nature, Jerry Mander on technology, and Terry Tempest Williams on an erotic connection to the land. With intelligence and compassion, Listening to the Land moves from a look at the condition of the environment and the health of our spirit to a beautiful evocation of eros and a life based on love"--Publisher description
Thought to exist in the wild : awakening from the nightmare of zoos by Derrick Jensen( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of zoos, examines the faults of zoos, and argues for their dissolution
As the world burns : 50 simple things you can do to stay in denial by Derrick Jensen( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The US government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel)
Earth At Risk: Building A Resistance Movement To Save The Planet( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth at Risk is an annual conference featuring thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of our situation. Interviews and presentations include: Derrick Jensen, Arundhati Roy, William Catton, Jr., Rikki Ott, Thomas Linzey, Gail Dines, Jane Caputi, Waziyatawin, Aric McBay, Stephanie McMillan, Lierre Keith, and Nora Barrows-Friedman. Earth at Risk is convened by Derrick Jensen who has argued that we need a resistance movement to save the planet
Songs of the dead by Derrick Jensen( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer stalks the streets of Spokane, acting out a misogynist script from the dark heart of this culture. Across town, a writer named Derrick has spent his life tracking the reasonspolitical, psychological, spiritualfor the sadism of modern civilization. And through the grim nights, Nika, a trafficked woman, tries to survive the grinding violence of prostitution. Their lives, and the forces propelling them, are about to collide. Derrick's current project is a book called Possession, which asks the ontological question of who is responsible for the culture of domination that's destroying the earth. Who actually benefits from a dead planet, the endgame that's fast approaching? What if the answer is something way bigger than humans? Meanwhile, with motivations opposite to Derrick's, the serial killer is asking much the same question of the women he kidnaps as his final act of possessionand Nika is next. Derrick's metaphysical explorations suddenly take on more urgency as visions both terrifying and sacred begin to intrude, and past and future collapse without warning. All Derrick knows is Nika's name and her impending death. The only person who believes him is his partner Allison, a woman with both strengths and scars, whose past has led her to a commitment to justice no matter what the cost. As the visions intensify and the killer draws nearer, Derrick and Allison are compelled to act, making themselves the next targets. Derrick must learn to negotiate a world of spirits and demons, living and dead, before it's too late. And what hangs in the balance is not just their lives, but also the fate of life on earth. With Songs of the Dead, Derrick Jensen has written more than a thriller. This is a story lush with rage and tenderness on its way to being a weapon
Welcome to the machine : science, surveillance, and the culture of control by Derrick Jensen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the way machine readable devices that track our identities have infiltrated our lives and have come to define our culture
Deep green resistance : strategy to save the planet by Aric McBay( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their long-awaited how-to guide for the deep green ecology movement, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen make the case that technology won't fix the environmental problems we face, and consumption, no matter how green, is only accelerating the earth's decline. But there is a way to save the planet, the authors contend, if we are brave enough to accept it: we must join together and dismantle the industrial economy. Rich with historical examples of successful resistance movements, a clear-sighted analysis of the pitfalls of pop environmentalism, and a comprehensive presentation of strategic options from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone ready to stop waiting for change and start fighting for it. --Book Jacket
Mischief in the forest : a yarn yarn by Derrick Jensen( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Mrs. Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashion-someone took her yarn. The colorful mystery is solved when the birds, rabbits, snakes, trees, and other dwellers of Mrs. Johnson's neighborhood are seen playing with the yarn. Suddenly the forest doesn't seem so lonely, and the visiting grandkids take great delight getting to know its inhabitants. This picture b
The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad by Derrick Jensen( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this darkly comic novel, the six women of the Knitting Circle meet every week to talk, eat cake, and make fabulous sweaters. The easy-going circle undergoes a drastic change when the members realize they are all the survivors of rape--worse still, that none of their attackers suffered consequences--and the group becomes the vengeful Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad, taking punishment into their own hands via their knitting needles. As the women take their revenge, groups of men issue statements against the vigilante ladies, from the Chamber of Commerce to the sinister Men Against Women Against Rape (MAWAR), plotting to stop and punish the Knitting Circle. Featuring strong female characters, this satirical piece explores love, revenge, feminism, violence, and knitting
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How shall I live my life? : on liberating the Earth from civilization
Resistance against empireLives less valuable : a novelTruths among us : conversations on building a new culture : interviewsStrangely like war : the global assault on forestsThe culture of make believeWhat we leave behindA language older than wordsWalking on water : reading, writing, and revolution
Alternative Names
Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen Amerikaans romanschrijver

Derrick Jensen US-amerikanischer Autor und Umweltaktivist

دریک جانسن

دریک ینسن نویسنده آمریکایی

데릭 젠슨

젠슨, 데릭 1960-

ジェンセン, デリック



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