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Environmental Discourse and Practice: A Reader

Lisa M. Benton (Editor), John Rennie Short (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21636-0
288 pages
February 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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Preface.

1. Native Americans and the Environment Introduction.

2. Native Americans and the Environment.

3. Territorial Expansion.

4. An American Environment.

5. The Early Environmental Movement.

6. The Progressive Movement and the Environment.

7. The Progressive Movement and the Environment.

8. The Regulatory Revolution.

9. The Greening of the United States.

10. Debates on the Environment.

11. Radical Environmental Discourses.

12. Gendered Environmental Discourses.

13. Environmental Justice.

14. A New Ecological Order?.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Lisa M. Benton teaches Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. She is the author of The Presidio: From Army Post to National Park (1998) and numerous articles in such journals as Environmental Ethics, Environment and Planning and Urban Geography.

John Rennie Short is Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. Amongst his publications are The Humane City (1989), Imagined Country (1991), Human Settlement (1993), The Urban Order (1996), New Worlds, New Geographies (1998) and Representing the Republic (1999).

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  • 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
See More
"The companion Reader provides a convenient collection of some important readings in environmental history and many readings from classic expressions of environmental discourses." Local Environment
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