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Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Joseph D. Witt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume examines the complex roles of religious values and perceptions of place in the efforts of twenty-first-century anti-mountaintop removal activists in Appalachia. Applying theoretical ... More


The Difference Ecology Makes

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter charts the development of ecology as a science and then highlights the cultural and educational significance of this way of thinking. The career of Aldo Leopold is considered in order to ... More


Conclusion

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Given the wholeness of membership that creation itself is, an environmentalism is proposed that does not take us out of nature but places us more responsibly within it. Practical suggestions are ... More


Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Pollution is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary China and among the most prominent causes for unrest. Much of industry and mining takes place in rural areas, yet we know little about ... More


For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Sarah M. Pike

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Drawing on analyses of activist art, music, and writings, as well as interviews and participant-observation in activist communities and at protests, For the Wild explores the ways in which radical ... More


Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Jessica Smartt Gullion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When natural gas drilling moves into an urban or a suburban neighborhood, a two-hundred-foot-high drill appears on the other side of a back yard fence and diesel trucks clog a quiet two-lane ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Situating the Study of Rural China’s Environmental Health Activism

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 1 situates the book vis-à-vis relevant literature on social movements, environmentalism, environmental health and these areas as they relate to China. In the first part, it suggests that ... More


Defending Mother Earth: Biocentrism and Nature-Venerating Spiritualities

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines a third thread of religious resistance to mountaintop removal, a set of perspectives broadly listed under the category of nature-venerating spiritualities. Most basically, these ... More


Making Sense of Organics: A Brief History

Connor J. Fitzmaurice and Brian J. Gareau

in Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300199451
eISBN:
9780300224856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300199451.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The increasing popularity of organic agriculture has revolutionized American consumers’ access to organic products. However, the industrial scale of the modern organic sector has little in common ... More


No-Nonsense Organic: Negotiating Everyday Concerns about the Environment, Health, and the Aesthetics of Farming

Connor J. Fitzmaurice and Brian J. Gareau

in Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300199451
eISBN:
9780300224856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300199451.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some of the big issues consumers and scholars assume, even implicitly, matter to committed organic movement farmers: the environment and health. Certainly, these concerns play ... More


Afro-Ecologism

Carl Death

in The Green State in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215830
eISBN:
9780300224894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215830.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter concludes the argument of the book and shows how environmental politics in Africa is central to the production of state effects, and vice versa. The theoretical framework, inspired by ... More


Spirit

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the subject is the Christian view of the holy spirit, it is even more difficult to find an orthodox doctrine of the spirit if the Bible is read only through the method of modern historical ... More


Monumentalizing after “Detribalization,” and Swamp Discourse from Casinos to <i>Carcieri</i>

Christine M. DeLucia

in Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300201178
eISBN:
9780300231120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300201178.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines evolving Narragansett and Euro-American practices around place and memory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on Native adaptations in the wake of the illegal ... More


Changing the Mission:: From the Cold War to Climate Change

Naomi Oreskes

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early 1990s a group of American oceanographers sought to change their focus away from Cold War military concerns and toward environmental matters related to anthropogenic climate change. ... More


Whose Social Justice? Which Evangelicalism?: Social Engagement in a Campus Ministry

John Schmalzbauer

in The New Evangelical Social Engagement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329533
eISBN:
9780199369379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the social engagement of campus evangelicals. Drawing on ethnographic field observations and survey data, it focuses on InterVarsity’s Urbana student missions conference, a ... More


Heating Up and Cooling Down the Petrostate: The Norwegian Experience

Helge Ryggvik and Berit Kristoffersen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In this chapter Helge Ryggvik and Berit Kristoffersen argue that even if Norway avoided the classic symptoms of the oil curse, it nonetheless has been deeply affected, first by the sheer wealth, then ... More


Ideal Types of Environmentalism

Tammy L. Lewis

in Ecuador's Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034296
eISBN:
9780262333382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034296.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter presents a typology of environmentalisms in Ecuador, with a focus on environmental organizations using Weber’s conception of ideal types. Using ideal types enables the analysis to ... More


States and Markets: An Ecofeminist Perspective on International Political Economy 1993

J. Ann Tickner

in A Feminist Voyage through International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199951246
eISBN:
9780199374717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951246.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter begins with an ecofeminist account of the way nature has been viewed by Western Enlightenment science—as an inert machine. It then examines the thinking of some contemporary ... More


A Thousand Plateaus: Mining Entropy in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Georgiana Banita

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Georgiana Banita reads Sacco’s contribution to his book with Chris Hedges, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, as partaking in the traditions of muckraking journalism and environmentalist ... More


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