1st Edition

Development, Environment, and Global DysfunctionToward Sustainable Recovery



ISBN 9781574440126
Published December 1, 1995 by CRC Press
200 Pages

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Book Description

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

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