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Description - Alternatives Unincorporated by George Zachariah

The victims of environmental destruction are often sidelined in eco-theology and environmental discourse. Movements for ecological justice fail to take into account the voice of those at the grassroots. 'Alternatives Unincorporated' presents an environmental ethics that begins with those on the margins. Using the key example of the Narmada Dam in India and the popular resistance movement which built up against the project, the book examines the collective action of subaltern communities in caring for their local environment. The book frames these movements as theological texts that inform a life-affirming earth ethics. The aim of the book is to challenge prevailing social and ecological dynamics and to affirm the interconnectedness of social justice and environmental action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845536893
ISBN-10: 1845536894
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 193
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - George Zachariah

George Zachariah serves the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, India as associate professor in the field of theology and ethics. His theological and ethical reflections are informed by his involvement in social movements.

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