Critical Ecologies

Critical Ecologies

The Frankfurt School and Contemporary Environmental Crises

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Environmental movements are the subject of increasingly rigorous political theoretical study. Can the Frankfurt School's critical frameworks be used to address ecological issues, or do environmental conflicts remain part of the "failed promise" of this group? Critical Ecologies aims to redeem the theories of major Frankfurt thinkers--Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse, among others--by applying them to contemporary environmental crises.

Critical Ecologies argues that sustainability and critical social theory have many similar goals, including resistance to different forms of domination. Like the Frankfurt School itself, the essays in this volume reflect a spirit of interdisciplinarity and draw attention to intersections between environmental, socio-political, and philosophical issues. Offering textual analyses by leading scholars in both critical theory and environmental politics, Critical Ecologies underscores the continued relevance of the Frankfurt School's ideas for addressing contemporary issues.

Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780802098405
9780802095657
Branch Call Number: 304.2 CRI
Characteristics: viii, 366 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Biro, Andrew 1969-

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