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Hijacking Sustainability

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ISBN-10: 0262013061

ISBN-13: 9780262013062

Edition: 2009

Authors: Adrian Parr, A. Parr

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The idea of "sustainability" has gone mainstream. Thanks to Prius-driving movie stars, it's even hip. What began as a grassroots movement to promote responsible development has become a bullet point in corporate ecobranding strategies. In Hijacking Sustainability,Adrian Parr describes how this has happened: how the goals of an environmental movement came to be mediated by corporate interests, government, and the military. Parr argues that the more popular sustainability development becomes, the more it becomes commodified; the more mainstream culture embraces the sustainability movement's concern over global warming and poverty, the more "sustainability culture" advances the…    
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Introduction
The Popularization of Sustainability Culture
The Greening of Junkspace
Green Idol
Ecovillages: An Alternative Social Organization
The Greening and De-Greening of the White House
Green Boots on the Ground
Challenges to Sustainability Culture
Trash
Disaster Relief
Slums
Poverty
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index