The Truth about Nature
Environmentalism in the Era of Post-truth Politics and Platform Capitalism
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The Truth about Nature follows environmental actors as they turn to the internet to save nature. It documents how conservation efforts are transformed through the political economy of platforms and the algorithmic feeds that have been instrumental to the rise of post-truth politics. Developing a novel account of post-truth as an expression of power under platform capitalism, Bram Büscher shows how environmental actors attempt to mediate between structural forms of platform power and the contingent histories and contexts of particular environmental issues. Bringing efforts at wildlife protection in Southern Africa into dialogue with a sweeping analysis of truth and power in the twenty-first century, Büscher makes the case for a new environmental politics that radically reignites the art of speaking truth to power.
Praise For The Truth about Nature: Environmentalism in the Era of Post-truth Politics and Platform Capitalism…
— Journal of Development Studies
"The significance of this book goes far beyond the environmental dimension, as the main argument and the detailed analysis to which it gives rise are of the utmost importance for understanding the social and political tensions that animate the world today."
— New Global Studies
University of California Press, 9780520371446, 254pp.
Publication Date: December 15, 2020