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From Apocalypse To Way Of Life

Author : Frederick Buell
ISBN : 0203484932
Genre : Social Science
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From Apocalypse To Way Of Life

Author : Frederick Buell
ISBN : 9781135953133
Genre : Social Science
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From Apocalypse to Way of Life is a comprehensive and in depth survey of environmental crisis as it has been understood for the last four decades. Buell recounts the growing number of ecological and social problems critical for the environment, and the impact that the growing experience with, and understanding of, them has had on American politics, society and culture.

Kologische Genres

Author : Evi Zemanek
ISBN : 9783647317212
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Obwohl der Ecocriticism international floriert, verzeichnet er kaum systematische gattungstheoretische Beiträge, die sich einem Kerninteresse der ökologisch orientierten Literaturwissenschaft widmen: der Frage nach den Affinitäten verschiedener literarischer Gattungen für ökologisches Wissen und ökologische Strukturen. Dieser Band untersucht die generisch bedingten Dispositionen und Funktionen einer Vielzahl von Genres hinsichtlich der Repräsentation ökologischer Relationen und Transformationen.Ergänzend zu dem in der Forschung vorherrschenden Fokus auf ökologisch engagierte Literatur schärft dieser Band den Blick für die ökologisch konzipierte Literatur und plädiert für eine genauere Untersuchung der Verschränkung beider Aspekte. Bezüge zur biologischen sowie zur angewandten Ökologie kennzeichnen die betrachteten Genres nicht nur auf der thematischen, sondern auch auf der strukturellen Ebene. Betrachtet werden daher neben der Modellierung des Mensch-Natur-Verhältnisses und der Auseinandersetzung mit ökologischen Fragen oder gar einer ökologischen Krise der je spezifische ›Texthaushalt‹ der einzelnen Genres, ihre Rhetorik und Modi der Wissenspopularisierung. Der Band stellt ein breites Spektrum ökologischer Genres aus verschiedenen Epochen, Literaturen und Kulturen vor und analysiert das jeweils charakteristische Zusammenspiel von Naturästhetik, Umweltethik und Wissenspoetik. Somit zeigt er anschaulich, dass ein Zuwachs ökologischen Wissens ebenso wie natürliche und anthropogene ökologische Transformationen verschiedenster Art Transformationen des literarischen Gattungssystems bewirkt haben und bewirken.

Ddt And The American Century

Author : David Kinkela
ISBN : 9780807835098
Genre : History
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DDT and the American Century

The Anthropocene And The Global Environmental Crisis

Author : Clive Hamilton
ISBN : 9781317589099
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis captures some of the radical new thinking prompted by the arrival of the Anthropocene and opens up the social sciences and humanities to the profound meaning of the new geological epoch, the ‘Age of Humans’. Drawing on the expertise of world-recognised scholars and thought-provoking intellectuals, the book explores the challenges and difficult questions posed by the convergence of geological and human history to the foundational ideas of modern social science. If in the Anthropocene humans have become a force of nature, changing the functioning of the Earth system as volcanism and glacial cycles do, then it means the end of the idea of nature as no more than the inert backdrop to the drama of human affairs. It means the end of the ‘social-only’ understanding of human history and agency. These pillars of modernity are now destabilised. The scale and pace of the shifts occurring on Earth are beyond human experience and expose the anachronisms of ‘Holocene thinking’. The book explores what kinds of narratives are emerging around the scientific idea of the new geological epoch, and what it means for the ‘politics of unsustainability’.

A Companion To Ronald Reagan

Author : Andrew L. Johns
ISBN : 9781118607923
Genre : History
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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan

Where The River Burned

Author : David Stradling
ISBN : 9780801455650
Genre : History
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In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir, polluted and impoverished, struggling to set a new course. The burning river became the emblem of all that was wrong with the urban environment in Cleveland and in all of industrial America. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, had come into office in Cleveland a year earlier with energy and ideas. He surrounded himself with a talented staff, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, provide recreational opportunities, and spark downtown development. In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the Stokes administration. The story culminates with the first Earth Day in 1970, when broad citizen engagement marked a new commitment to the creation of a cleaner, more healthful and appealing city. Although concerned primarily with addressing poverty and inequality, Stokes understood that the transition from industrial city to service city required massive investments in the urban landscape. Stokes adopted ecological thinking that emphasized the connectedness of social and environmental problems and the need for regional solutions. He served two terms as mayor, but during his four years in office Cleveland's progress fell well short of his administration’s goals. Although he was acutely aware of the persistent racial and political boundaries that held back his city, Stokes was in many ways ahead of his time in his vision for Cleveland and a more livable urban America.

Still The Same Hawk

Author : John Waldman
ISBN : 9780823249916
Genre : Science
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A groundbreaking new book, Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York brings into conversation diverse and intriguing perspectives on the relationship between nature and America's most prominent city. The volume's title derives from a telling observation in Robert Sullivan's contribution that considers how a hawk in the city is perceived so much differently from a hawk in the countryside. Yet it's still the same hawk. How can a hawk nesting above Fifth Avenue become a citywide phenomenon? Or a sudden butterfly migration at Coney Island energize the community? Why does the presence of a community garden or an empty lot ripple so differently through the surrounding neighborhood? Is the city an oasis or a desert for biodiversity? Why does nature even matter to New Yorkers, who choose to live in the concrete jungle? Still the Same Hawk examines these questions with a rich mix of creative nonfiction that ranges from analytical to anecdotal and humorous. John Waldman's sharp, well-crafted introduction presenting dualism as the defining quality of urban nature is followed by compelling contributions from Besty McCully, Christopher Meier, Tony Hiss, Kelly McMasters, Dara Ross, William Kornblum, Phillip Lopate, David Rosane, Robert Sullivan, Anne Matthews, Devin Zuber, and Frederick Buell. Together these pieces capture a wide range of viewpoints, including the myriad and shifting ways New Yorkers experience and consider the outdoors, the historical role of nature in shaping New York's development, what natural attributes contribute to New York's regional identity, the many environmental tradeoffs made by urbanization, and even nature's dark side where "urban legends" flourish. Still the Same Hawk intermingles elements of natural history, urban ecology, and environmental politics, providing fresh insights into nature and the urban environment on one of the world's great stages for the clash of these seemingly disparate realms--New York City.

Julian Comstock

Author : Robert Charles Wilson
ISBN : 9783641035433
Genre : Fiction
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Ein neuer Bürgerkrieg - ein neuer Held Infolge einer Wirtschaftskrise greift eine religiöse Clique nach der Macht in Washington – mit verheerenden Konsequenzen: Das Land versinkt in einem Bürgerkrieg, der auf frappierende Weise an den letzten erinnert. Und inmitten der Wirren dieses Krieges findet sich Julian Comstock wieder, Held wider Willen und möglicher Schlüssel für eine neue Art der Zivilisation ...

Bird On Fire

Author : Andrew Ross
ISBN : 9780199912292
Genre : Social Science
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Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

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