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Militarizing the environment : climate change and the security state, Robert P. Marzec

Label
Militarizing the environment : climate change and the security state
Title
Militarizing the environment
Title remainder
climate change and the security state
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Marzec
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the seriousness of climate change becomes more and more obvious, military institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental concerns, engaging in "climate change war games," and preparing for the effects of climate change--from conflicts due to loss of food, water, and energy to the mass migration of millions of people displaced by rising sea levels. This combat-oriented stance stems from a self-destructive pattern of thought that Robert P. Marzec names "environmentality," an attitude that has been affecting human-environmental relations since the seventeenth century. Militarizing the Environment traces the rise of this influential mindset in America and other nations that threatens to supplant ideas of sustainability with demands for adaptation. In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today's security society--informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War. Now embedded in contemporary Western thought, environmentality has even infiltrated scientific thinking--transforming Darwinian insights into a quasi-theology that makes security the biological basis of existence. Marzec exposes the self-destructive nature of this increasingly accepted worldview and offers alternatives that counter the blind alleys of national and global security. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.738/74
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.A75
LC item number
M375 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Militarizing the environment : climate change and the security state, Robert P. Marzec
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sages of the earth and the accidental nature of environmentality -- Inhabitancy, custom law, and the landless : from enclosures to energy security -- Genealogies of military environmentality : the human species as a geological force in the anthropocene -- Military genealogies of environmentality : environmental exceptionalism
Control code
ocn932199709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452945576
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1954bdk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b33848920
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932199709
  • pebcs1452945578

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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