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The Greening of Everyday Life: Challenging Practices, Imagining Possibilities

John M. Meyer and Jens Kersten


This interdisciplinary book brings together several conceptual frameworks with a diversity of case studies and examples of efforts to orient everyday material practices toward greater sustainability. It builds upon a variety of influential internal criticisms of dominant strands of contemporary environmentalism in postindustrial societies. These criticisms characterize environmentalism as too reliant upon technocratic policy, its constituency as too white, male, and middle class, its rhetoric and framing as too depressing, its concerns as expressed too abstractly, its solutions too focused on ... More

Keywords: postindustrial societies, environmental justice, interdisciplinary, material practices, new materialism, social practice theory, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Meyer, editor
Professor, Humboldt State University

Jens Kersten, editor
Chair of Public Law and Governance, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

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John M. Meyer and Jens M. Kersten

Part I Concepts and Movements

1 The New Environmentalism of Everyday Life

David Schlosberg and Romand Coles

Part II Household

Part III Infrastructure

Part IV Biodiversity in Unexpected Spaces

10 Urban Biodiversity

Jens M. Kersten

Part V Land

11 The Tragedy of the Uncommon

Piers H. G. Stephens

12 Making the Land Connection

Jennifer Meta Robinson

Part VI Mobility

Part VII (Dis)Engagement

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