Chinnagounder's Challenge: The Question of Ecological by Deane W. Curtin

By Deane W. Curtin

"... an immense contribution to environmental philosophy.... contains provocative discussions of institutional and systemic violence, indigenous resistance to ‘development,’ the land ethic, deep ecology, ecofeminism, women’s ecological wisdom, Jeffersonian agrarian republicanism, Berry’s principles approximately ‘principled engagement in community,’ wasteland advocacy, and the necessity for an attachment to place." ―Choice

"[T]his is a vital publication, elevating severe questions for improvement theorists and environmentalists alike." ―Boston booklet Review

When Indian centenarian Chinnagounder requested Deane Curtin approximately his curiosity in conventional medication, in particular considering he wasn’t operating for a drug corporation seeking to patent a brand new discovery, Curtin puzzled no matter if it was once attainable for the industrialized international to have interaction with local cultures for purposes except to use them, increase them, and remove their conventional practices. the reply, in line with Curtin, defines the moral personality of what we commonly name 'progress.' regardless of the wide-spread statement that we are living in an international village, cross-cultural environmental and social conflicts are usually marked via disasters of conversation because of deeply divergent assumptions. Curtin articulates a reaction to Chinnagounder’s problem when it comes to a brand new, exceedingly postcolonial, environmental ethic.

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