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Radical environmentalism: Nature, Identity and More-than-human Agency


Cianchi, J, Radical environmentalism: Nature, Identity and More-than-human Agency, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 191. ISBN 9781137473776 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2015 John Cianchi

DOI: doi:10.1057/9781137473783


Environmentalism is a contest about the meaning of nature and the social construction of activism, deviance and harm. The contests that are the subject of this book are fought on the margins, in spaces where what is deviant and what is criminal are fluid concepts. Forest activists engaged in Tasmania's old-growth forests, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society activists campaigning in the Southern Ocean to protect whales tell powerful and moving stories about their encounters with nature. These are profound experiences that fundamentally alter how they understand themselves and their world. What emerges in this book is a perspective that recognises the personhood of non-humans and which gives rise to a strong moral obligation to defend nature from harm. Providing a unique account of environmentalism, one that highlights the voices of the activists and the nature they defend, Radical Environmentalism: Nature, Identity and More-than-human Agency will be of great interest to students and academics of green criminology, environmental sociology and nature–human studies more broadly.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Environmental sociology, green criminology, radical environmentalism, activism, nature, identity, non-human agency
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Cianchi, J (Dr John Cianchi)
ID Code:93386
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-07-31
Last Modified:2017-11-30
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