In this insightful,beautifully written work, one of America's most important feminist ecological thinkers reflects on the roots of modernity in Renaissance humanism, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, Spretnak argues that an "ecological postmodern" ethos is emerging in the 1990s. the creative cosmos, and the complex sense of place." Both a sharp critique and a graceful performance of the art of the possible, The Resurgence of the Real changes the way we think about living in the modern world.
Charlene Spretnak, one of the founders of the ecofeminist movement, has written several books on social issues, ecological thought, and spiritual concerns, including Green Politics (1984) and States of Grace: The Recovery of Meaning in the Postmodern Age (1991).
"Challenging and engaging on every page...Written with great fluency, carefully researched and richly annotated, this is a superb book." -- Los Angeles Times (Chosen as one of the "100 Best Books of the Year")
"In her far-ranging, in-depth study, Spretnak joins the ranks of gifted writers qua intellectual social analysts like Lewis Mumford...Economics, politics, history, sociology, aesthetics, and psychology are [all] brought to bear...lively, accessible, and challenging." -- Publishers Weekly