Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Perservation: A Third World Critique

@article{Guha1989RadicalAE,
  title={Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Perservation: A Third World Critique},
  author={R. Guha},
  journal={Environmental Ethics},
  year={1989},
  volume={11},
  pages={71-83}
}
  • R. Guha
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Ethics
I present a Third World critique of the trend in American environmentalism known as deep ecology, analyzing each of deep ecology's central tenets: the distinction between anthropocentrism and biocentrism, the focus on wildemess preservation, the invocation of Eastem traditions, and the belief that it represents the most radical trend within environmentalism. I argue that the anthropocentrism/biocentrism distinction is of little use in understanding the dynamics of environmental degredation… Expand
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