Discourses of the Environment
June 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Foucault and The Environment: An Introduction: Eric Darier.
Part I Histories:.
2."The Entry Of Life Into History": Foucault And Ecological Governmentality: Paul Rutherford.
3. Medicine, Health And The Environment: The Construction Of Environmental "Awareness": Isabelle Lanthier And Lawrence Olivier.
4. Sex At The Limits: Population, Environmentalism, And Late Capitalism: Catriona Sandilands.
5. Ecological Modernisation And Environmental Risk: Foucault And Recent Social Theory: Paul Rutherford.
Part II Environmentalities:.
6. Environmentality As Green Governmentality Geo-Power, Eco-Knowledge And Enviro-Discipline As Tactics Of Normalisation: Timothy W. Luke.
7. Northern Plains Boulder Structures: Art And Foucauldian Heterotopias: Thomas Heyd.
8. The Practice Of The Green Subjects: Nature Writing As Self-Technology: Sylvia Bowerbank.
Part III Resistances:.
9. Nature As Dangerous Space: Foucault's Challenge To Marxism, Liberal Humanism And The General Call For 'Grounded Responsibility': Peter Quigley.
10. Foucault's Unnatural Ecology: Neil Levy.
11. Foucault Against Environmental Ethics: Toward A Green Aesthetic Of Existence?: Eric Darier.
* Addresses issues of current public debate.
* Written by an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors.
"Discourses of the Environment represents an important
contribution to addressing the links between poststructuralism and
the environment. The divergent analyses are engaging and should
provide material for debate and inquiry. Environmental theorists
and practitioners will find this book of benefit, although the
novelty of this intellectual effort should diminish as scholars
recognise the important links between Foucault and nature."
'In Discourses of the Environment Eric Darier brings
together nine scholars from a variety of disciplines who are all
working on environmental issues from the broad perspective provided
by the work of the late Michel Foucault. The result is an important
and challenging contribution to the understanding of the
environment as a central problem of modern societies and as an
object of study across the natural and human sciences.' -- James
Tully, University of Victoria
'Darier's Discourses of the Environment makes a major
contributors to a debate that really deserves to be broader than it
has been. Bringing the breakthrough political theory of Michel
Foucault to the environmental movement, the book is so compelling
that it makes one wonder why such an approach has been so rare.'
--Bill Chaloupka, University of Montana