Thursday, October 22, 2009

The New Vision of Reality: excerpt 6

deep ecological awareness seems to provide the ideal philosophical and spiritual basis for an ecological lifestyle and for environmental activism - however, it does not tell us much about the cultural characteristics and patterns of social organization that have brought about the current ecological crisis - this is the focus of social ecology.

the common ground of the various schools of social ecology is the recognition that the fundamentally anti-ecological nature of many of our social and economic structures and their technologies is rooted in what Riane Eisler in "The Chalice and the Blade" has called the "dominator system" of social organization - patriarchy, imperialism, capitalism, and racism are examples of social domination that are exploitative and anti-ecological -- among the different schools of social ecology there are various Marxist and anarchist groups who use the respective conceptual frameworks to analyze different patterns of social domination.

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