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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Ursula K Heise


This book analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part I critically examines the emphasis on local identities and communities in North American environmentalism by establishing conceptual connections between environmentalism and ecocriticism, on one hand, and theories of globalization, transnationalism, and cosmopolitanism, on the other. It proposes the concept of “eco-cosmopolitanism” as a shorthand for envisioning these connections and the cultural and aesthe ... More

Keywords: environmentalism, ecocriticism, globalization, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, risk theory, risk analysis, eco-cosmopolitanism

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335637
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.001.0001


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Ursula K Heise, author
Stanford University
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