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The Logic of Environmentalism: Anthropology, Ecology and Postcoloniality

The Logic of Environmentalism: Anthropology, Ecology and Postcoloniality (Hardback)

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Although modernity's understanding of nature and culture has now been superseded by that of environmentalism, the power to define the meaning of both, and hence the meaning of the world itself, remains in the same (Western) hands. This bold argument is at the center of this provocative book that challenges the widespread assumption that environmentalism reflects a radical departure from modernity. Our perception of nature may have changed, the author maintains, but environmentalism remains a thoroughly modernist project. It reproduces the cultural logic of modernity, a logic that finds meaning in unity and therefore strives to efface difference, and to reconfirm the position of the West as the source of all legitimate signification.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropology Publisher: Berghahn Books Publication Date: 15/09/2005 ISBN-13: 9781845450328  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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