Bioregionalism by Michael Vincent McGinnis

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By Michael Vincent McGinnis

Bioregionalism is the 1st ebook to provide an explanation for the theoretical and functional dimensions of bioregionalism from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, concentrating on where of bioregional id inside of international politics. major individuals from a large diversity of disciplines introduce this interesting new notion as a framework for considering indigenous peoples, neighborhood wisdom, globalization, technological know-how, international environmental concerns, sleek society, conservation, heritage, schooling and recovery. Bioregionalism's emphasis on position and group extensively adjustments the way in which we confront human and ecological matters.

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This integration is reflected in an essay by Michelle Summer Fike and Sarah Kerr, who write: Bioregionalism and ecofeminism are two streams of the contemporary environmental movement that provide related yet distinct frameworks for analyzing environmental and social justice issues, as well as offering visions of more sustainable ways of living with the earth. Seeing the linkages between feminism, environmentalism, anti-racism, gay liberation, peace and justice work, and all of the other struggles for freedom and democracy is critical to our work as community activists and organizers.

Berg has utilized experience gained from intensive on-going bioregional thought and practice to write, or contribute to, important essays including “Amble Toward Continent Congress” (1976), “Devolving Beyond Global Monoculture” (1981), “More Than Saving What’s Left” (1983), “Growing a Life-Place Politics” (1986), and A Green City Program for the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond (Berg, Magilavy and Zuckerman 1990). Attraction of a literary, intellectual and artistic vanguard In always seeking new ways to express dimensions of the intent and experience of bioregionalism, key participants in other related social and cultural movements also deserve a note.

Bioregionalism is a story best learned from listening to many voices. It is a tale with plot-lines and characters that weave and quickly extend in often Byzantine interconnection. In attempting to introduce the barest outline of this story I have attempted to be fair to historical fact, and have also tried to introduce sources that allow further exploration of facets of bioregionalism that are all worthy of deeper study. My hope is that key aspects of the breadth and depth of bioregionalism and the bioregional movement, as I see them, have been introduced in a clear, accessible and even inspiring manner.

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