Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the PlanetDerrick Jensen, Aric McBay, Lierre Keith
Guidebook to a resistance movement unifying all fronts of the fight to bring our culture of exploitation to a stop.
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|genre||Anarchism » Anarchist Theory|
|publisher||Seven Stories Press|
|publish date||May 3, 2011|
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A very well articulated and comprehensive overview of the deep green philosophy. This starts off by drawing the distinction between liberal and radical environmentalism as philosophical standpoints, drawing all on the foundation that liberal philosophy sees the individual as the basic social unit, while radical philosophy recognizes humans as inherently social beings and therefore the basic social unit as a social group.
From that basis it explains how this liberal individualist perspective contributes to the environmental disassociation that our society experiences now and in turn prevents us from creating the drastic social and cultural change that is needed to derail us from the path of environmental destruction that we’re on.
The authors cover so much ground here and at around 500 pages, this book is rarely repetitive. With distinct chapters first outlining the philosophical/intellectual basis and then getting into specific strategies for creating a multi-faceted culture of resistance to oppose the oppressive systems of society.
There are definitely some moments of this that could be left aside, but the good bits more than make up for having to sift through some overly emotional tangents and questionable conclusions.
There has been a lot of controversy around the DGR philosophy lately and its particularly uncompromising view of gender which has even caused one of the coauthors, Aric McBay, to split from the group. While I don’t agree personally with the stance they’ve taken, I wouldn’t discredit their work and philosophy presented here. If you haven’t already heard the rumblings of controversy, it may be better to explore this first on its own.
Yeah. What Future said ^^