Ecotechnic Future Envisioning a Post-Peak World

ISBN-10: 0865716390
ISBN-13: 9780865716391
Edition: 2009
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He is co�founder of the Penn GSE Black Male Grad Prep Academy, an initiative that prepares undergraduate men for doctoral study in education fields. Professor Harper maintains an active research agenda that examines race and gender in higher education, Black male college access and achievement, and college student engagement. He is author of over 80 peer-�reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His 10 books include Student Engagement in Higher Education (2009, 2014), College Men and Masculinities (2010), and the 5th edition of Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (2011). He is co-editor of the Stylus Actionable Research for Social Justice in Education series; editor-in-chief of the Routledge book series on Race and Racism in U.S. Higher Education; and associate editor of Educational Researcher, a journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Harper is principal investigator of the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study, a project that entailed individual interviews with 415 young men of color from 40 public high schools. Several associations have praised his scholarship, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (2008 Early Career Award), AERA (2010 Early Career Award), and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (2012 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Faculty Excellence).John Michael Greer is the author of four books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, The Long Descent, The Ecotechnic Future, The Wealth of Nature and Not The Future We Ordered, and also writes the widely cited peak oil blog "The Archdruid Report." He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old mill town in the Appalachian mountains, with his wife Sara.

Introduction
Orientations
Beyond the Limits
Human Ecologies
Tomorrow Comes Anyway
The Illusion of Independence
The Way of Succession
Succession in Action
Succession and Agriculture
Succession and Technic Societies
The Long Road to Sustainability
A Short History of the Future
Glimpsing the Deindustrial Age
The Depopulation Explosion
V�lkerwanderung
Culture Death
A Different Planet
The World Is Round
Toward the Ecotechnic Age
What Evolution Means
The End of Affluence
The Age of Scarcity Industrialism
The Age of Salvage
The Coming of the Ecotechnic Age
Resources
Preparations
Projecting the Shadow
The Effects of Homeostasis
The Twilight of Technology
Adaptive Responses
A Time For Dissensus
The Mariner's Two Hands
Food
The Next Agriculture
Compost as Template
In the Dark with Both Hands
Pieces of the Puzzle
Home
Tomorrow�s Homes
Retrofitting the Future
The Household Economy
The Decline and Fall of Home Economics
The Specialization Trap
Work
A Hundred Energy Slaves
The Deindustrial Want Ads
The Twilight of Automation
Trailing-Edge Technologies
Energy
The Innovation Fallacy
The Paradox of Production
Jevons' Alternative
Master Conservers
Community
Lifeboat Ecovillages
Cities in the Deindustrial Future
The Ecology of Social Change
Culture
A Failure of Mimesis
The Twilight of Culture
Cultural Conservers
Religion and the Survival of Culture
Science
Saving Science
Appropriate Ecology
Toward Ecosophy
Possibilities
The Ecotechnic Promise
History's Arrow
History s Wheel
History, Meaning and Choice
The Eyes of feature
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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