Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces, and Places in the Twenty-First Century

Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces, and Places in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback Environmental Humanities

Edited by Damian F. White, Edited by Chris Wilbert

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  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 266 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Waterloo, Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1554581508
  • ISBN 13: 9781554581504
  • Sales rank: 1,059,684

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Environmentalism and the environmental social sciences appear to be in a period of disorientation and perhaps even transition. This innovative collection draws together leading international thinkers to explore the notion that one explanation for the current malaise of the "politics of ecology" is that we increasingly find ourselves negotiating "technonatural" time/spaces. International contributors map the political ecologies of our technonatural present and indicate possible paths for technonatural futures.

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Damian F White is Assistant Professor in Sociology based in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Science, The Rhode Island School of Design. Chris Wilbert is a senior lecturer in Tourism and Geography, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford and Cambridge, England.

Table of contents

Introduction: Inhabiting Technonatural Space/Times; Governing Global Environmental Flows: Ecological Modernisation in Technonatural Time/Spaces; Circulations and Metabolisms: (Hybrid) Natures and (Cyborgs) Cities; The Cellphone-in-the-Countryside: On Some of the Ironic Spatialities of Technonature; Boundaries and Border Wars: DES, Technology, and Environmental Justice; Critical Mass: How Built Bodies Can Help Forge Environmental Futures; Living Between Nature and Technoogy: The Suburban Constitution of Environmentalism in Australia; The Property Boundaries/Boundary Properties in Technonatural Studies: "Inventing the Future"; Fluid Architectures: Ecologies of Hybrid Urbanism; A Post-industrial Green Economy: The New Productive Forces and the Crisis of the Academic Left; Index.