The Rebirth of Environmentalism
Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear
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Praise For The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear…
— Carl Hiaasen, author of "Nature Girl"
"The environmental movement is an ecosystem of its own, and Douglas Bevington does a fine job examining the understory that flourishes in the shade of the big green groups. This will be a useful text for those trying to figure out how to build the global warming movement in the years ahead."
— Bill McKibben, author of "The End of Nature"
"In The Rebirth of Environmentalism, Douglas Bevington tells how radical and resource-poor biodiversity activists came to be at the center of environmental policy change. Deeply researched and persuasively argued, this book invites social movement scholars to rethink ideas not only about the relations between movement radicals and moderates but also about the tactical ingredients of movement success."
— Francesca Polletta, Professor, University of California, Irvine
"With a sociologist's keen eye, Douglas Bevington gives us a close-up account of the 'alternative environmental movement' that emerged in the 1990s. His cogent analysis offers a robust counterpoint to name-brand environmentalism and to critics who declared the movement dead. Essential reading for serious students of conservation—and anyone interested in the future of Planet Earth."
— Deborah A. Sivas, Professor of law and director of the Environmental Law Clinic, Stanford Law
"Mr. Bevington, a sociologist, has put together a very useful profile of many small groups. They are thriving and making a difference."
Island Press, 9781597266550, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2009