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Engaging the Everyday – Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma - MIT Press Scholarship Online
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Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

John M. Meyer


Addresses a central dilemma facing efforts to promote environmental sustainability: while environmental challenges including climate change threaten the very fabric of our lives, ambitious efforts to address these rarely resonate with the everyday concerns and ideas most pressing to citizens. The book analyzes both the opportunities and constraints facing such efforts to promote environmental sustainability. It first theorizes an approach to “contested materiality” and then draw upon this to engage values embedded in everyday material practices – including land use, automobility, and household ... More

Keywords: environmental political theory, material practice, environmental sustainability, political imagination, property, freedom, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028905
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Meyer, author
Harvard University

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