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Engaging the everyday : environmental social criticism and the resonance dilemma

Author: John M Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meyer pioneers a uniquely political approach to environmental social criticism that follows from a startling central propostion: that it is not outright oppression and denialism that are the most significant impediments but what he aptly terms the 'resonance dilemma.' This is the failure of climate and environmental challenges - however important we may grant that they are - to strike us as integral everyday  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Meyer
ISBN: 9780262028905 0262028905 9780262527385 0262527383
OCLC Number: 897401765
Awards: Winner of Winner, first annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory (2017). 2017
Description: ix, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the resonance dilemma and environmental social criticism --
We have never been liberal --
The question of materiality in environmental politics --
Private practices as political --
Land and the concept of private property --
Automobility and freedom --
Homes, household practices, and the domain(s) of citizenship --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John M. Meyer.

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"Meyer pioneers a uniquely political approach to environmental social criticism that follows from a startling central propostion: that it is not outright oppression and denialism that are the most significant impediments but what he aptly terms the 'resonance dilemma.' This is the failure of climate and environmental challenges - however important we may grant that they are - to strike us as integral everyday concerns. This lively, eloquent, accessible volume models the very style of social criticism that it calls for in response to this dilemma: a 'resonant' environmental criticism that works on (rather than against) everyday practices." Lisa Disch, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, author of Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Philosophy.

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