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The Making of Green Knowledge

The Making of Green Knowledge
Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation


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  • Date Published: November 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796873

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  • The Making of Green Knowledge provides a wide ranging introduction to the politics of the environment and the development of environmental knowledge. Focusing in particular on the quest in recent years for more sustainable forms of socio-economic development, it attempts to place environmental politics within a broad historical perspective, and examines the different political strategies and cultural practices that have emerged. The Making of Green Knowledge is a uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between sustainable development, public participation, and cultural transformation. Through a highly accessible mix of theory, practical analysis and personal reflection it seeks to bring the making of green knowledge to life.

    • A cultural and historical approach to environmentalism and knowledge
    • Combines both theoretical and practical material
    • Emphasizes the personal dimension of environmental politics
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    • Winner of the prize for the outstanding book of 2002 from the Division of Ecological and Tranformational Politics of the American Political Science Association

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Making of Green Knowledge is vintage Jamison: a wonderful insight into the multiple layers and complexities of green politics. This well-argued text shows how environmental discourse is a mirror for contemporary society.' Maarten Hajer, University of Amsterdam and author of The Politics of Environmental Discourse

    'Andrew Jamison offers here a wise reflection on the state of global environmentalism. It is essential reading to help us work out where to go from here.' David Rothenberg, editor of The World and the World

    '… should be seen as required reading for all undergraduates in this field to broaden their perspectives.' British Ecological Society's Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter

    'The book is a valuable source of perspectives on what Jamison refers to as the 'actual historical trajectory of environmentalism'. It does full justice to the immense complexity of the interactions between different theoretical, cultural, historical and practical forces and processes in the development of environmentalism.' Political Studies

    ' … the book does a good job covering the historical and panoramic vision of ecological cultural transformation, and provides information about the diverse ideas, people, and institutions in making the green knowledge.' Mobilization

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796873
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On the ambiguities of greening
    2. Social movements and knowledge making
    3. The dialectics of environmentalism
    4. National shades of green
    5. The challenge of green business
    6. On the dilemmas of activism
    7. Concluding reflections.

  • Author

    Andrew Jamison, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Andrew Jamison has been involved in environmental politics as an academic and activist for over thirty years. He is Professor of Technology and Society in the Department of Development and Planning at the University of Aalborg and has published extensively in the areas of environmental politics, social theory, science and technology and intellectual history. His most recent books include Seeds of the Sixties (1994) and with Ron Eyerman Music and Social Movements (1998).


    • Winner of the prize for the outstanding book of 2002 from the Division of Ecological and Tranformational Politics of the American Political Science Association

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