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Environmental Discourse and Practice. A Reader. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227439
  • Book
  • March 1999
  • 236 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book brings together a set of readings that throw light on the relationship between people and the environment.
  • Provides both historical background and an analysis of key debates and theories
  • Based on tried and tested classroom teaching material
  • Uses the idea of "environmental discourses" to explain human-environmental relationships
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Part I: Native Americans and the Environment:.

1. A Spider's Web (1961): Black Elk.

2. The Ties that Bind (1990): Annie L. Booth and Harvey M. Jacobs.

3. How Can One Sell the Air: A Manifesto for the Earth (ca. 1855): Chief Seattle.

4. The Cycle of Life (1990): Audrey Shenandoah.

5. An Iroquois Perspective (1980): Oren Lyons.

Part II: Colonial Encounters:.


6. A Certaine Indian (1621): William Bradford.

7. The Indians Grew Very Inquisitive (1647): John Winthrop.

8. Before They Got Thick (ca. Early Nineteenth Century): Percy Bigmouth.

9. Give Us Good Goods (1743): Anonymous.

10. The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of the Americas in 1492 (1992): William M. Denevan.

11. The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism and the Cant of Conquest (1975): Francis Jennings.

12. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (1983): William Cronon.

13. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972): Alfred W. Crosby Jr.

Part III: Territorial Expansion:.


14. Moving West (1797): Daniel Boone.

15. The 1785 Ordnance.

16. The Oregon Trail (1849): Francis Parkman Jr.

17. Letters Home (1863-5): Gro Svendsen.

18. The Garden of the World and American Agrarianism (1950): Henry Nash Smith.

19. American Railways (1903): Edwin Pratt.

20. From Report of the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States (1878): John Wesley Powell.

21. The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1894): Frederick Jackson Turner.

Part IV: An American Environment:.


22. The American Wilderness (1982): Roderick Nash.

23. From The Pioneers (1823): James Fenimore Cooper.

24. William Cooper's Town (1995): Alan Taylor.

25. Essay on American Scenery (1835): Thomas Cole.

Part V: The Early Environmental Movement:.


26. Walking (1862): Henry David Thoreau.

27. Man and Nature (1864): George Perkins Marsh.

28. National Park Legislation (1864).

29. National Park Legislation (1872).

30. National Parks: The American Experience (1987): Alfred Runte.

31. A Voice for Wilderness (1901): John Muir.

32. National Park Service Legislation (1916).

Part VI: The Progressive Movement and the Environment:.


33. The Conservation Movement and the Progressive Tradition (1959): Samuel Hays.

34. Conservation, Protection, Reclamation and Irrigation (1901): Theodore Roosevelt.

35. Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation (1997): H. W. Brands.

36. The Birth of Conservation (1947): Gifford Pinchot.

37. Efficiency, Equity and Esthetics: Shifting Themes in American Conservation (1987): Clayton R. Koppes.

Part VII: Environmental Thinkers:.


38. Thinking Like a Mountain (1949): Aldo Leopold.

39. The Obligation to Endure (1962): Rachel Carson.

40. The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth (1966): Kenneth E. Boulding.

Part VIII: The Regulatory Revolution:.


41. Message to Congress (1970): Richard Nixon.

42. A Fierce Green Fire (1993): Philip Shabecoff.

43. Environmental Policy Since the 1970s (1994): Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft.

44. Environmental Policy in the Courts (1994): Lettie M. Wenner.

45. The Environmental Impact Statement and the Rhetoric of Democracy (1992): M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline Palmer.

Part IX: The Greening of the United States:.


46. Twenty Years of Environmental Mobilization (1992): Robert Cameron Mitchell, Angela G. Mertig, and Riley E. Dunlap.

47. New York Days (1991): David R. Brower.

48. Environmental Values in American Culture (1995): Willett Kempton, James S. Boster, and Jennifer A. Hartley.

Part X: Debates on the Environment:.


49. Environmental Overkill (1993): Dixie Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo.

50. Ecorealism (1995): Gregg Easterbrook.

51. Green and Competitive (1995): Michael E. Porter and Claas van der Linde.

Part XI: Radical Environmental Discourses:.


52. Deep Ecology (1985): Bill Devall and George Sessions.

53. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior (1991): Dave Foreman.

54. Social Ecology (1990): Murray Bookchin.

55. Rhetoric and Action in Ecotopian Discourse (1992): M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer.

Part XII: Gendered Environmental Discourses:Introduction.

56. Ecofeminism (1992): Carolyn Merchant.

57. Ecofeminism and Bioregionalism (1987-8): Judith Plant.

58. Masculinity and Ecology (1991): Sam Keen.

Part XIII: Environmental Justice:Introduction.

59. Toxic Struggles (1993): Lois Gibbs.

60. Anatomy of Environmental Racism (1993): Robert D. Bullard.

61. Principles of Environmental Justice (1991).

Part XIV: A New Ecological Order?:.


62. Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics (1989): Robert C. Paehlke.

63. The Third Eden (1991): Stanwyn Shetler.

64. Toward a Healing of Self and World (1992): Joanna Macy.

65. The Dream of the Earth (1988): Thomas Berry.

66. Confessions of a Developer (1992): Wallace Kaufman.

67. The Hoop of the World (1961): Black Elk.

Readings: A Full Citation.


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Lisa M. Benton Colgate University, USA.

John Rennie Short Syracuse University, USA.
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