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The Making of Green Knowledge

The Making of Green Knowledge
Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation

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  • Date Published: December 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796873

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  • The Making of Green Knowledge provides a wide ranging introduction to the politics of the environment and the development of environmental knowledge. Focusing in particular on the quest in recent years for more sustainable forms of socio-economic development, it attempts to place environmental politics within a broad historical perspective, and examines the different political strategies and cultural practices that have emerged. The Making of Green Knowledge is a uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between sustainable development, public participation, and cultural transformation. Through a highly accessible mix of theory, practical analysis and personal reflection it seeks to bring the making of green knowledge to life. Andrew Jamison is an American who has lived in Sweden since 1970 and is now Professor of Technology and Society at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is the co-author with Ron Eyerman of Social Movements: A Cognitive Approach (1991), Seeds of the Sixties (1994) and Music and Social Movements (1998).

    • A cultural and historical approach to environmentalism and knowledge
    • Combines both theoretical and practical material
    • Emphasizes the personal dimension of environmental politics
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    • Winner of the prize for the outstanding book of 2002 from the Division of Ecological and Transformational Politics of the American Political Science Association

    Reviews & endorsements

    "In The Making of Green Knowledge, Andrew Jamison provides just what is needed--a complex and detailed analysis of the dynamics of the environmental movement... While crafting an astute portrayal of the difficulties to be surmounted, he also offers a nugget of that most cherished sentiment--hope." Environment

    "Jamison's book blends theory, practical analysis, and personal reflection to provide insight and understanding into the complex arena of environmental politics... Recommended." Choice

    "Jamison's experiences as an academic, a consultant, and activist, and as long-term resident in several different national cultures have given him a unique perspective on his subject, a perspective many readers will find both refreshing and hopeful." Environmental History

    "The Making of Green Knowledge is vintage Jamison: a wonderful insight into the multiple layers and complexities of green politics. This well-argued text shows how environmental discourse is a mirror for contemporary society." Maarten Hajer, author of The Politics of Environmental Discourse, Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

    "Andrew Jamison offers here a wise reflection on the state of global environmentalism. It is essential reading to help us work out where to go from here." David Rothenberg, editor of The World and the World, author of Sudden Music, editor of Terra Nova, Associate professor of Philosophy, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    "Through a mix of theory, practical analysis, and personal reflection, [Jamison's book] seeks to bring the making of green knowledge to life." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

    "Highly relevant...the book does a good job covering the historical and panoramic vision of ecological cultural transformation, and provides information about the diverse ideas, people, and institutions in making the green knowledge." Mobilization

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796873
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On the ambiguities of greening
    2. Social movements and knowledge making
    3. The dialectics of environmentalism
    4. National shades of green
    5. The challenge of green business
    6. On the dilemmas of activism
    7. Concluding reflections.

  • Author

    Andrew Jamison, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Andrew Jamison has been involved in environmental politics as an academic and activist for over thirty years. He is Professor of Technology and Society in the Department of Development and Planning at the University of Aalborg and has published extensively in the areas of environmental politics, social theory, science and technology and intellectual history. His most recent books include Seeds of the Sixties (1994) and with Ron Eyerman Music and Social Movements (1998).


    • Winner of the prize for the outstanding book of 2002 from the Division of Ecological and Transformational Politics of the American Political Science Association

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