Ecopolitics is a study of environmental awareness - or non-awareness - in contemporary French theory. Arguing that it is now impossible not to think in an ecological way, Verena Andermatt Conley traces the roots of today's concern for the environment back to the intellectual climate of the late 50s and 60s.
The author considers key texts by influential figures such as Michael Serres, Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Michel de Certeau, Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray. Ecopolitics rehabilitates some ecological components of French intellectual thought of the past thirty years, and reassesses French poststructural thinkers who explicitly deal with ecology in their work.

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chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

A first type of disparagement

The return of the full subject and the division between nature and culture

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

A second type of disparagement

Denaturing or ecology as simulacrum

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Emergence of ecology

Beyond dialectics and existential humanism

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Chaos and ethics

From science to praxis

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

Motor ecology

chapter Chapter 6|15 pages

New ecological territories

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Everyday life

Ecological practices

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Back to writing

The fate of post-1968 feminine writing

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