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The Question of Materiality in Environmental Politics

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The role and position of materiality is — perhaps surprisingly — deeply divisive among both scholars and activists concerned with environmental sustainability. On the one hand is an account – often ... More


Conclusion

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Familiar tropes within environmental argument alternate between the pessimism of narratives focused on catastrophism and the optimism of so-called “eco-modernism.” The former relies upon crisis to ... More


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