Hijacking sustainability

capitalism, militarism, and the struggle for collective life
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MIT Press , Cambridge, MA
Sustainable development -- Social aspects, Environmentalism -- Social aspects, Social c
StatementAdrian Parr.
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LC ClassificationsHC79.E5 P353 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL16974074M
ISBN 139780262662086
LC Control Number2008029420

How the sustainability movement has been co-opted: from ecobranding by Wal-Mart to the “greening” of the American military. 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 Hijacking sustainability book in corporate ecobranding strategies. In Hijacking Sustainability. "A model of "utopian praxis, " Parr's book shows how creative ways of thinking and living can mitigate the rapid disintegration of our planet under the sway of flexible capitalism.

Direct and forcefully written, "Hijacking Sustainability" is a shrill and eloquent call for collective action.3/5(1). A model of utopian praxis, Parr's book shows how creative ways of thinking and living can mitigate the rapid disintegration of our planet under the sway of flexible capitalism.

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How the sustainability movement has been co-opted: from eco /5. Review: Hijacking Sustainability by Adrian ParrParr's illuminating interrogation of that tactic is a triumph of content over style, says Steven Poole. 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 Hijacking sustainability book popular sustainable development becomes, the more commodified it becomes; the more mainstream culture embraces the sustainability.

A model of utopian praxis, Parr's book shows how creative ways of thinking and living can mitigate the rapid disintegration of our planet under the sway of flexible capitalism.

Direct and forcefully written, Hijacking Sustainability is a shrill and eloquent call for collective action. Her voice and her words will leave no one : Adrian Parr. are the days when the word conjured up images of unapologetic veganism, dreadlocks, and mud-brick homes.

From ecohippie to ecohip,sustainabilityis the new buzzword on the lips of many corporate sector is going green, Hollywood is taking up the cause with a bang, cities are being ranked according to how sustainable they are, and popular media are increasingly. And the more issues of sustainability are aligned with those of national security, the more military values are conflated with the goals of sustainable development.\" \"Parr looks closely at five examples of the hijacking of sustainability: corporate image-greening Hijacking sustainability book such companies as British Petroleum (BP) and Wal-Mart; Hollywood activism by.

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Parr argues that the more popular sustainable development becomes, the more commodified it becomes; the more mainstream culture embraces the sustainability Brand: The MIT Press.

"A model of utopian praxis, Parr's book shows how creative ways of thinking and living can mitigate the rapid disintegration of our planet under the sway of flexible capitalism. Direct and forcefully written, Hijacking Sustainability is a shrill and eloquent call for collective action.

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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 sustainable development becomes, the more commodified it becomes; the more mainstream culture embraces the sustainability.

Hijacking Sustainability by Adrian Parr,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(19). The central idea of Parr’s book Hijacking Sustainability is sound: the concept of sustainability has been co-opted by American companies, governmental bodies, and even Hollywood for the purpose /5.

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Direct and forcefully written, Hijacking Sustainability is a shrill and eloquent call for collective action.3/5(1).

- Hijacking Sustainability: A review of Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability (Cambridge MA: MIT, ), in Radical Philosophy (March/April ) Review Excerpt from Radical Philosophy At the time of writing the Copenhagen Climate Change negotiations are in full flow, with stories of breakthroughs and breakdowns circulating in equal measure.

In Hijacking Sustainability, Adrian Parr, a visiting associate professor at Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, looks at various ways in which the idea of sustainability has been adopted by business, Hollywood, US politics and the US military.

Parr also looks from the point of view of sustainability at urban development in the United States and. Adrian Parr’s marvelous book Birth of a New Earth does not simply argue that capitalism, neoliberalism, and militarism are incompatible with environmental concerns but also provides concrete examples of how to overcome this incompatibility, which is the cause of our greatest natural, political, and social emergencies.

Parr calls upon. Hijacking Sustainability (The MIT Press) (English Edition) eBook: Parr, Adrian: : Tienda Kindle3/5(1). Hijacking Sustainability Adrian Parr. How the sustainability movement has been co-optedd: from ecobranding by Wal-Mart to the "greening" of the American military.

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terms and instead offers illuminating practical insights into the current debates surrounding sustainability. The book takes a broad view of sustainability: this term is Author: Wilson, Aimee. Hijacking Environmentalism. DOI link for Hijacking Environmentalism. Hijacking Environmentalism bookCited by:   The hijacking of Sustainability by: SZ Stirling.

Who wants sustainability and who wants control. As an original member of the climate project, someone who has lobbied in Washington on behalf of our National Parks and who has been a warrior for saving mother earth and creating a sustainable future for over 40 years, I can testify first hand that the movement for a sustainable future, the.

This text combines a number of essays from recognized experts in sustainability practices, in theory and design to construction, on order to develop a comprehensive approach to thinking, designing, building, and living sustainably.

According to WorldCat, the book is held in libraries ; Parr, Adrian (). Hijacking sustainability Alma mater: Monash University.

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The idea of sustainability has gone mainstream. Thanks to Prius-driving movie stars, it s even hip. Adrian Parr () Hijacking Sustainability, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. As a poststructuralist who teaches Deleuze and Guattari in a School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Iseized the opportunity to review Hijacking Sustainability.

‘Sustainability’ has become an important trope.Hijacking, also spelled highjacking, the illegal seizure of a land vehicle, aircraft, or other conveyance while it is in transit. Although since the late 20th century hijacking most frequently involved the seizure of an airplane and its forcible diversion to destinations chosen by the air pirates, when the term was coined in the s in the United States hijacking generally referred to in.From Green to Golden: the Hijacking Environmentalism With Richard Welford This chapter describes the corporate environmentalism and the approach taken is to compare the stance taken on the environment by business with the more traditional stance taken by by: 1.