THE INVENTION OF SUSTAINABILITY

@inproceedings{Warde2011THEIO,
  title={THE INVENTION OF SUSTAINABILITY},
  author={Paul Warde},
  year={2011}
}
This essay attempts something a little peculiar: a study of the genesis of a concept within discourses which did not, in fact, use the word. This is at least true of “sustainability” in English. The emergence of the German equivalent, Nachhaltigkeit , which might also be expressed by the idea of “lasting-ness”, is, however, usually dated to the use of the word nachhalthende by Hanns Carl von Carlowitz in his Sylvicultura oeconomica of 1713, the first great forestry manual of the eighteenth… CONTINUE READING