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This first book-length study of rhetoric and environmental politics calls for an end to the present oversimplified conflict between economic and evolutionary progress and suggests instead a continuum embracing the full range of human views of nature.



The authors use a systematic analysis of well-known works of nonfiction literature (by such authors as Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Barry Commoner, and Herman Daly) long neglected by literary, rhetorical, and cultural critics, as well as journalistic reports and stories, industry and activist polemics, government documents, textbooks, technical literature, and novels to show that rhetoric centered on the established dichotomy gives rise to ecospeak, which paralyzes instead of informing action.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Rhetoric and the Environmental Dilemma
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 1. Varieties of Environmentalism: A Genealogy
  2. pp. 23-48
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  1. 2. The Rhetoric of Scientific Activism
  2. pp. 51-100
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  1. 3. Scientific Ecology and the Rhetoric of Distance
  2. pp. 103-131
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  1. 4. Transformations of Scientific Discourse in the News Media
  2. pp. 133-160
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  1. 5. The Environmental Impact Statement and the Rhetoric of Democracy
  2. pp. 163-191
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  1. 6. Rhetoric and Action in Ecotopian Discourse
  2. pp. 193-236
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  1. 7. Ecological Economics and the Rhetoric of Sustainability
  2. pp. 239-266
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  1. Epilogue: The Scientific Activist and the Problem of Openness
  2. pp. 269-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 283-292
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 293-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-312
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  1. Author Biographies
  2. p. 313
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809380978
Related ISBN
9780809331451
MARC Record
OCLC
810933385
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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