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Development, Environment, and Global DysfunctionToward Sustainable Recovery

1st Edition

By Yosef Gotlieb

CRC Press

200 pages

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pub: 1995-12-01
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This book challenges conventional concepts of development and Modernization and surveys their contribution to "global dysfunction"-entrenched poverty, environmental degradation and socio-political unrest. Gotlieb argues for a social ecology based on quality of life and community, environmental sustainability, and "needs-based" rather than growth-oriented economic systems. Communities must find their own paths to environmentally sustainable recovery from local manifestations of global dysfunction.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Terms of Discourse

Progress and Growth

The Consumption of Nature

Reconceptualizing Development

The Development of Global Dysfunction

Social Ecology Against Development

The Organization of This Volume

GLOBAL DYSFUNCTION: MULTIPLE PROBLEMS, ONE PROBLEMATIC

Decline in Third World Development

Environmentally Unsustainable Development

The Endurance of Ethnic Conflict

Socio-Spatial Realities of Territory

Modernization

The Limits to State-Centered Modernization

"Development" and Global Dysfunctional

THE SOCIETY-NATURE RELATIONSHIP

Extremes Defining the Spectrum of Symbiotic Human-Land Relations

The Spectrum of Symbiotic Approaches to Society-Environment Relations

Human Ecology

Culture and Nature

Ecological Anthropology

Cultural Ecology

The Ecosystem Approach

Political Ecology and Regional Political Ecology

Bookchin's Social Ecology

Ethnoscience, Indigenous Knowledge, and Eco-development

Intimacies of Society-Land Unity

Ethnoscience and Ethnoecology

Ethnoscience and Gender

The Integrity of Life-Place

THE ENDOGENOUS RECOVERY REGION

The Rurality of Development

Bottom-up Regional Development

Territorial Development

Agropolitan Development

Ecodevelopment

The Recovery of Territorial Life

Interaction, Incorporation and Decentralization in the Endogenous Recovery Regional Approach

Spatial Parameters of the Endogenous Recovery Region

Questions of Scale

ARTICULATION OF THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY THESIS

The Material Manifestations of Ethno-Nationalism

Lessons of the Society-Environment Relationship

Colonized Space and the Impediments to Development

The Social Ecology Program

Social Ecology as Political Struggle

CONTEMPORARY KURDISTAN AS AN ENDOGENOUS RECOVERY REGION

Dimensions of Kurdish Identity

Demography of the Kurds and Kurdistan

Economic Peripheralization

Republican Turkey

Oil and the Iraqi State Center

Iranian Kurdistan in Numbers

ENDOGENOUS RECOVERY AND A CHOICE OF FUTURE(S)

Social Crises

The Loss of Wisdom, The Loss of Self, The Loss of Community

A Cosmopolitan World

Environmental Degradation

What We Do Know

History Reconstructed

Technology and Liberation from Nature

Recovering Reality

Recovery: Multiple Trajectories

Recovering Place

A Fuller View of the Parts of the Whole

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI020000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General