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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Don
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-16T19:06:36Z
dc.date.available2016-02-16T19:06:36Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationAlexander, D. (1990). Bioregionalism: Science or sensibility? Environmental Ethics, 12(2), 161-173.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0613-4275
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.5840/enviroethics199012217
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/2725
dc.description.abstractThe current interest in bioregionalism, stimulated in part by Kirkpatrick Sale's Dwellers in the Land, shows that people are looking for a form of political praxis which addresses the importance of region. In this paper, I argue that much of the bioregional literature written to date mystifies the concept of region, discounting the role of subjectivity and culture in shaping regional boundaries and veers toward a simplistic view of "nature knows best." Bioregionalism can be rehabilitated, provided we treat it not as a "revealed wisdom" for the reconstruction of human society, but as a sensibility and environmental ethic that can infuse our work even as we make use of the functional regionalism that increasingly shape people's consciousness. I conclude by citing Lewis Mumford's concept of a region as capturing the dialectical interplay of natural and cultural elements.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pg.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Center for Environmental Philosophy & The University of Georgiaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBioregionalismen
dc.subject.lcshHuman ecologyen
dc.subject.lcshNature and civilizationen
dc.subject.lcshHuman beings--Effect of environment onen
dc.titleBioregionalism: Science or sensibility?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an electronic version of an article published as: Alexander, D. (1990). Bioregionalism: Science or sensibility? Environmental Ethics, 12(2), 161-173. Environmental Ethics is available online at: http://www.cep.unt.edu/enethics.htmlen
dc.description.fulltexthttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/2725/Alexander.Biogregionalism.pdf?sequence=3en
dc.identifier.doi10.5840/enviroethics199012217


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