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The Resource Against Ecological Sovereignty : Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World, Mick Smith

Against Ecological Sovereignty : Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World, Mick Smith

Label
Against Ecological Sovereignty : Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World
Title
Against Ecological Sovereignty
Title remainder
Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World
Statement of responsibility
Mick Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Against Ecological Sovereignty is a passionate defense of radical ecology that speaks directly to current debates concerning the nature, and dangers, of sovereign power. Engaging the work of Bataille, Arendt, Levinas, Nancy, and Agamben, among others, Mick Smith reconnects the political critique of sovereign power with ecological considerations, arguing that ethical and political responsibilities for the consequences of our actions do not end with those defined as human. Against Ecological Sovereignty is the first book to turn Agamben's analysis of sovereignty and biopolitics toward an investigation of ecological concerns. In doing so it exposes limits to that thought, maintaining that the increasingly widespread biopolitical management of human populations has an unrecognized ecological analogue--reducing nature to a 'resource' for human projects. Smith contends that a radical ecological politics must resist both the depoliticizing exercise of sovereign power and the pervasive spread of biopolitics in order to reveal new possibilities for creating healthy human and nonhuman communities. Presenting a stinging critique of human claims to sovereignty over the natural world, Smith proposes an alternative way to conceive of posthumanist ecological communities--one that recognizes the utter singularity of the beings in them"--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Mick
Dewey number
179.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Posthumanities
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental ethics
  • Human ecology
  • Biopolitics
  • Sovereignty
  • Culture and globalization
Label
Against Ecological Sovereignty : Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World, Mick Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Awakening -- 2. The Sovereignty of Good -- 3. Primitivism: Anarchy, Politics, and the State of Nature -- 4. Suspended Animation: Radical Ecology, Sovereign Powers, and Saving the (Natural) World -- 5. Risks, Responsibilities, and Side Effects: Arendt, Beck, and the Politics of Acting into Nature -- 6. Articulating Ecological Ethics and Politics -- 7. Against Ecological Sovereignty -- Apologue: In Relation to the Lack of Environmental Policy
Control code
ocn768082767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816678549
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082767
Label
Against Ecological Sovereignty : Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World, Mick Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Awakening -- 2. The Sovereignty of Good -- 3. Primitivism: Anarchy, Politics, and the State of Nature -- 4. Suspended Animation: Radical Ecology, Sovereign Powers, and Saving the (Natural) World -- 5. Risks, Responsibilities, and Side Effects: Arendt, Beck, and the Politics of Acting into Nature -- 6. Articulating Ecological Ethics and Politics -- 7. Against Ecological Sovereignty -- Apologue: In Relation to the Lack of Environmental Policy
Control code
ocn768082767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816678549
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082767

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