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Political, cultural, green
Andrew Patrizio

. Stepping back somewhat, I now propose to offer some ecocritical political orientation, starting with some of the standard ‘green’ political positions on which environmental humanities stands or, at its most extreme edges, deconstructs or makes newly radical. Andrew Dobson, in his useful introduction to Green Political Thought , defines ‘political ecology’ (a term used purposefully by T. J. Demos in Decolonizing Nature , for instance) as a viewpoint that holds that ‘a sustainable and fulfilling existence presupposes radical changes in our relationship with the non

in The ecological eye
Andrew Patrizio

– not in the welcome sense, advocated by green thinkers, of reminding us of how deeply “culture” is embedded in and part of “nature”, but as emergent, interference phenomena. As a result of scale effects, what is self-evident and rational at one scale may will be destructive or unjust at another.’ 59 This sentiment speaks directly to a fundamental principle in green political thought, namely the acceptance of pervasive and complex interconnectedness in any environment or in any phenomenon, even if, as Clark registers, the effects are counter

in The ecological eye