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By Michael E. Zimmerman

Radical ecology quite often brings to brain media pictures of ecological activists status earlier than loggers' saws, staging anti-nuclear marches, and confronting polluters at the excessive seas. but for greater than 20 years, the actions of organisations resembling the vegetables and Earth First! were encouraged by means of a various, less-publicized staff of radical ecological philosophers. it truly is their work—the philosophical underpinnings of the unconventional ecological movement—that is the topic of Contesting Earth's Future.

The booklet bargains a much-needed, balanced appraisal of radical ecology's rules, ambitions, and boundaries. Michael Zimmerman significantly examines the movement's 3 significant branches—deep ecology, social ecology, and ecofeminism. He additionally situates radical ecology in the complicated cultural and political terrain of the overdue 20th century, exhibiting its relation to Martin Heidegger's anti-technological inspiration, Nineteen Sixties counterculturalism, and modern theories of poststructuralism and postmodernity.

An early and influential ecological philosopher, Zimmerman is uniquely certified to supply a large review of radical environmentalism and delineate its a variety of faculties of suggestion. He in actual fact describes their defining arguments and internecine disputes, between them the cost that deep ecology is an anti-modern, proto-fascist ideology. Reflecting either the movement's promise and its hazards, this ebook is vital interpreting for all these interested by the global ecological crisis.

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