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The Resource Nature, choice and social power, Erica Schoenberger

Nature, choice and social power, Erica Schoenberger

Label
Nature, choice and social power
Title
Nature, choice and social power
Statement of responsibility
Erica Schoenberger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make social and environmental history and why we end up where we do. Using case studies from different environmental domains <U+0127> � earth and water, air and fire <U+0127> � Nature, Choice and Social Power examines the form that social power takes and how it can harm the environment and hinder our efforts to act in our own best interests. The case studies challenge conventional wisdoms about why gold is valuable, why the internal combustion engine triumphed, and when and why suburbs sprawled. The book shows how the power of individuals, the power of classes, the power of the market and the power of the state at different times and in different ways were critical to setting us on a path to environmental degradation. It also challenges conventional wisdoms about what we need to do now. Rather than reducing consumption and shrinking from outcomes we don't want, it proposes growing towards outcomes we do want. We invested massive resources in creating our problems; it will take equally large investments to fix them. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book is underpinned with a political economy framework and addresses how we should understand our responsibility to the environment and to each other as individuals within a large and impersonal system.--
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Provided by Publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schoenberger, Erica J
Dewey number
333.7137
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental degradation
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Nature
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Automobiles
  • Cities and towns
Label
Nature, choice and social power, Erica Schoenberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : nature, choice and social power -- Mining : earth and water -- Mining nature -- Miners -- Why is gold valuable? -- The car and suburban sprawl : aie and fire -- Henry Ford's car -- Sprawl -- Los Angeles : a brief biography -- Conclusion : power, choice and nature
Control code
FIEb17591272
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415833868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889576797
Label
Nature, choice and social power, Erica Schoenberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : nature, choice and social power -- Mining : earth and water -- Mining nature -- Miners -- Why is gold valuable? -- The car and suburban sprawl : aie and fire -- Henry Ford's car -- Sprawl -- Los Angeles : a brief biography -- Conclusion : power, choice and nature
Control code
FIEb17591272
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780415833868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889576797

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