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2016-06-17Diskussionspapier DOI: 10.18452/3134
Ecoporn, Irrationalities and Radical Environmentalism
dc.contributor.authorMăntescu, Liviu
dc.contributor.editorNielsen, Jonas
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T19:52:12Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T19:52:12Z
dc.date.created2016-06-17
dc.date.issued2016-06-17
dc.identifier.other10.20386/HUB-42706
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/3786
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the ‘irrationalities’ of deep ecology activism in the context of radical environmentalism by using the empirical example of ecoporn. Fuck For Forest is an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation which undertakes fund-raising for re-forestation and forest protection by means of pornography. Following twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork, this study presents first research results on a radical environmental project which does not promote democratic and established procedures for protecting Nature but, instead, promotes the naked human body and human sexuality. Similar to other deep ecologist projects, Fuck For Forest aims at socio-ecological change by non-violent means. But, distinct from most deep ecologist projects, Fuck For Forest focuses on sexuality as a universal force of life and promotes Nature protection in connection with human body liberation from contemporary forms of sexual and body commercialism. While critics of deep ecology blame the mismatch between aims and means in radical environmentalism in general, and in deep ecology in particular, this study shows how deviations from conventional forms of protest produce unforeseen political pathways for attaining environmental protection.eng
dc.language.isoger
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, IRI THESys
dc.subjectdeep ecologyeng
dc.subjectgreen liberalismeng
dc.subjectpornographyeng
dc.subjectbiopoliticseng
dc.subject.ddc333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie, Umwelt
dc.titleEcoporn, Irrationalities and Radical Environmentalism
dc.typeworkingPaper
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100238815
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3134
local.edoc.container-titleTHESys Discussion Papers
local.edoc.pages36
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local.edoc.container-volume2016
local.edoc.container-issue3
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2896709-4

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