Performing EnvironmentalismsPerforming Environmentalisms

Concurrently, tune into performance genres that activate and reconfigure these environmentalisms through forms of expressive culture deriving from local aesthetic traditions. We contend that the public discourse on climate change and ...

Author: John Holmes McDowell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052972


Page: 296

View: 843

Performing Environmentalisms examines the existential challenge of the twenty-first century: improving the prospects for maintaining life on our planet. The contributors focus on the strategic use of traditional artistic expression--storytelling and songs, crafted objects, and ceremonies and rituals--performed during the social turmoil provoked by environmental degradation and ecological collapse. Highlighting alternative visions of what it means to be human, the authors place performance at the center of people's responses to the crises. Such expression reinforces the agency of human beings as they work, independently and together, to address ecological dilemmas. The essays add these people's critical perspectives--gained through intimate struggle with life-altering force--to the global dialogue surrounding humanity's response to climate change, threats to biocultural diversity, and environmental catastrophe. Interdisciplinary in approach and wide-ranging in scope, Performing Environmentalisms is an engaging look at the merger of cultural expression and environmental action on the front lines of today's global emergency. Contributors: Aaron S. Allen, Eduardo S. Brondizio, Assefa Tefera Dibaba, Rebecca Dirksen, Mary Hufford, John Holmes McDowell, Mark Pedelty, Jennifer C. Post, Chie Sakakibara, Jeff Todd Titon, Rory Turner, Lois Wilcken

The Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in EthnomusicologyThe Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in Ethnomusicology

Dirksen is the author of After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti and co-editor of Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change. Stefan Fiol, Professor of Music ...

Author: Jonathan P. J. Stock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000784640


Page: 369

View: 596

The Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in Ethnomusicology is an in-depth survey of the moral challenges and imperatives of conducting research on people making music. It focuses on fundamental and compelling ethical questions that have challenged and shaped both the history of this discipline and its current practices. In 26 representative cases from across a broad spectrum of geographical, societal, and musical environments, authors collectively reflect on the impacts of ethnomusicological research, exploring the ways our work may instantiate privilege or risk bringing harm, as well as the means that are available to provide recognition, benefit, and reciprocation to the musicians and others who contribute to our studies. In a world where differing ethical values are often in conflict, and where music itself is meanwhile a powerful tool in projecting moral claims, we aim to uncover the conditions and consequences of the ethical choices we face as ethnomusicologists, thereby contributing to building a more engaged, restructured discipline and a more globally responsible music studies. The volume comprises four parts: (1) sound practices and philosophies of ethics; (2) fieldwork encounters; (3) environment, trauma, collaboration; and (4) research in public domains.

At the Crossroads of Music and Social JusticeAt the Crossroads of Music and Social Justice

Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Moore, Rebekah E. 2022. “The Vernacular Cosmopolitanism of an Indonesian Rock Band: Navicula's Creative and Activist Pathways.

Author: Brenda M. Romero

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253064783


Page: 323

View: 741

Music is powerful and transformational, but can it spur actual social change? A strong collection of essays, At the Crossroads of Music and Social Justice studies the meaning of music within a community to investigate the intersections of sound and race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and differing abilities. Ethnographic work from a range of theoretical frameworks uncovers and analyzes the successes and limitations of music's efficacies in resolving conflicts, easing tensions, reconciling groups, promoting unity, and healing communities. This volume is rooted in the Crossroads Section for Difference and Representation of the Society for Ethnomusicology, whose mandate is to address issues of diversity, difference, and underrepresentation in the society and its members' professional spheres. Activist scholars who contribute to this volume illuminate possible pathways and directions to support musical diversity and representation. At the Crossroads of Music and Social Justice is an excellent resource for readers interested in real-world examples of how folklore, ethnomusicology, and activism can, together, create a more just and inclusive world.

Ecotheology and LoveEcotheology and Love

... Past and Present,” in Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change, ed. John Holmes McDowell, Katherine Borland, Rebecca Dirksen, and Sue Tuohy (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2021). 76.

Author: Bahar Davary

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793642776


Page: 183

View: 128

Ecotheology and Love examines ecotheology and ecopoetics in the work of Sohrab Sepehri, a twentieth-century Rumi and a pillar of the religion of love, and American novelist James Baldwin. Davary shows how these artists’ deep understanding of spiritual traditions of the world give their work immediacy for our time.

Myths and Realities of Business EnvironmentalismMyths and Realities of Business Environmentalism

First, what do companies do in their business environmentalism efforts, and do these companies actually have better environmental performance? Chapter 2 argues that the answers depend on the kind of business environmental program.

Author: Kurt A. Strasser

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857933188


Page: 224

View: 690

Many businesses profess to be voluntarily taking steps to protect the environment, and going beyond compliance with environmental regulations to do so. Kurt Strasser evaluates these claims in this timely and cuttingedge inquiry.

American Literary EnvironmentalismAmerican Literary Environmentalism

Chapter Four Performing Wilderness " Words built the world and words can destroy the world .... " " Well , you take the words ; I'll take the rifle . That's the only word I need . R - i - f - 1 - e . " —Ishmael Reed , Flight to Canada ...

Author: David Mazel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032180X


Page: 232

View: 111

"Through these literary studies, Maze demonstrates how broadly American culture is saturated with the wilderness mystique - and how the construction of the environment is an exercise of cultural power."--BOOK JACKET.

Feminism Republicanism Egalitarianism EnvironmentalismFeminism Republicanism Egalitarianism Environmentalism

The notion of age and performing hard field work is difficult to reconcile, when women struggle to perform the corporeal, bodily aspects of the task at hand. To a certain extent, this excerpt reflects stigmas associated with age, ...

Author: Yulia Maleta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429998447


Page: 252

View: 538

This book addresses hegemonic ruling class masculinity and emphasized femininity within renewables organisational governance, and critiques Anglo-Celtic male privilege, as a barrier to women’s leadership participation. Primarily using the Australian socio-political context, the author considers the patriarchal control of organisations and renewables governance, and argues that women-led emphasized femininity-resistance strategies can challenge the hegemonic status of ruling elites to create a leadership that is less power oriented, more collaborative and open to change. Utilising detailed interviews with Australian women environmentalists, together with feminist, sociological and social movement theory, whilst considering the historic context of Red Vienna and contemporary political challenges (Brexit, Monarchism etc.), it puts forward an innovative policy framework for an Australian Bill of Rights Act and republican constitutional change. Written for academics, activists and policymakers alike, this book offers a unique insight into women’s inequity within patriarchal institutionalist governance. It will be engaging and inspiring reading for feminist and environmentalist activists and practitioners, in addition to professional associations focussing on gender, justice and environmental change. Academics and postgraduates in Gender Studies, Ecofeminism, Sociology and Organisational Studies will also find the book of key interest in its interdisciplinary discussions of Sustainable Scientific-Technological Development Initiatives (SSTDI) and feminism in an Australian political context.

New EnvironmentalismNew Environmentalism

It was argued that ultimately a company's financial performance would be affected by their environmental and social impacts and so these ought to be reported on too as part of the annual business accounting (Elkington 1997).

Author: Chris R. de Freitas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402082542


Page: 303

View: 326

This book explains the role of New Zealand’s environmental agencies and regulatory legislation, taking in the impact of international agreements and treaties. It traces the fortunes of sustainable policy approaches and analyzes the activities of the public agencies charged with managing the environment. Moving on to a detailed thematic status report on New Zealand’s environment, it examines rural, freshwater, coastal, oceanic, atmospheric and urban zones. Finally, chapters detail public perceptions and normative environmental values as well as the depth of business commitment to environmental responsibility. An ideal introduction to the topic for a diverse range of scholars, the book eschews any specific theoretical framework in charting the recent evolution, current operation and future trajectory of environmentalism in New Zealand. It backs strategic advice with both social and ecological data, and raises questions over the country’s reputation for greenness at the same time as recognizing its numerous achievements. With neat summaries of key issues at the end of each chapter, expansive guidance on further reading, and a multitude of examples ideal for classroom debate, this volume gives us an informed, objective, and wide-ranging appraisal on a topic of increasing centrality in the policy debate.

Environmentalism and the Mass MediaEnvironmentalism and the Mass Media

Group C (Performance) Competition TRN Carries the idea of winning or COP losing on the subject matter, with an ordered set of results, or at least one designated winner. Exhibition T Of an assembly of visual artistic EXH artefacts.

Author: Graham Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134732371


Page: 352

View: 285

The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of `environmentalism' are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning nor currency. Environmentalism and Mass Media sheds new light on the diverse ideas of `environmentalism', the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental concerns conveyed by the media. Drawing on unique interviews with journalists, media pictures, and public opinion surveys in both UK and India, the authors outline the differing cultural, religious and political contexts against which `world views' form present a fascinating picture between North and South. Mass media and communication technology is in danger of locking Northern countries into a ghetto of environmental self-deception, thereby perpetuating poverty in the South. The South's goal remains the attainment of development; the North sees `environmental' problems occuring `elsewhere' - in Eastern Europe and developing countries. Whether or not `environmentalism' becomes a universal cause depends on how and to what extent such sharply contrasting world views can converge.