Published book: RETHINKING ENVIRONMENTALISM

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RETHINKING ENVIRONMENTALISM: Linking Justice, Sustainability, and Diversity

Open access: https://esforum.de/publications/sfr23/Rethinking%20Environmentalism.html

Edited by Sharachchandra Lele, Eduardo S. Brondizio, John Byrne, Georgina M. Mace, and Joan Martinez-Alier
MIT Press, Strungmann Forum Reports, 2017

Does being an environmentalist mean caring about wild nature? Or is environmentalism synonymous with concern for future human well-being, or about a fair apportionment of access to the earth’s resources and a fair sharing of pollution burdens? Environmental problems are undoubtedly one of the most salient public issues of our time, yet environmental scholarship and action is marked by a fragmentation of ideas and approaches because of the multiple ways in which these environmental problems are “framed.” Diverse framings prioritize different values and explain problems in various ways, thereby suggesting different solutions. Are more inclusive framings possible? Will this enable more socially relevant, impactful research and more concerted action and practice? Continue reading