Fraud, fiction, and fantasy in environmental writing

KIDNER, D.W., 2005. Fraud, fiction, and fantasy in environmental writing. Environmental Ethics, 27 (4), pp. 391-410. ISSN 0163-4275

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Abstract

During the past several decades, a number of accounts of environmental and ethnic wisdom have appeared which have later been exposed as fraudulent. I suggest that the widespread popularity of these accounts should be understood as symptomatic of valid feelings and awarenesses that are unable to find expression in the modern world, and are usually dissociated from mainstream decision-making processes. I argue that as the natural order continues to be degraded, forms such as fiction which currently have relatively low status will become more important as vehicles for feelings, ideas, and possibilities which can find no other refuge within a world increasingly dominated by technological and economic viewpoints.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Fraud, fantasy, and fiction in environmental writing
Publication Title: Environmental Ethics
Creators: Kidner, D.W.
Publisher: Environmental Philosophy, Inc., University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, TX
Date: 2005
Volume: 27
Number: 4
ISSN: 0163-4275
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:38
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19490

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