Chapter 1: Green Cultural Citizenship

Author as Producer by Walter Benjamin can be read here.

Gregory Bateson: The best place to get started is with Steps to an Ecology of the Mind.

James Carey: A primer is Communication as Culture.

Grauer gorilla/Playstation 2 anecdote comes from the excellent book, Making the Net Work: Sustainable Development in a Digital Society.

Ecological economics: the information about the cost of extracted resources comes from David Sazuki’s The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet.

Ecological intelligence: This is an emerging topic with no single, clear definition. The best place to start would be with The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy. I also think Frances Moore Lappe‘s EcoMind has a good discussion of the concept (albeit with different terms).

Ecopsychology: The best introduction to the topic can be found in Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind.

Invader Dreaming: I first got exposed to this concept in Eric Michaels’ Bad Aboriginal Art: Tradition, Media and Technological Horizons.

Gaia: My favorite book on this topic is Stephan Harding’s Animate Earth. There’s also a film based on the book.

Oikos: the best discussion I’ve read on the meaning of this term is in Jane Jacob‘s The Nature of Economies.

Organic intellectual is a concept developed by Antonio Gramsci. I have yet to find a really good synopsis of this concept.

Mechanism has been covered by a wide variety of writers, but I think the best places to start is with Carolyn Merchant‘s The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution.

Mind amplification is a term developed by Howard Rheingold. You can read his book on the topic, Net Smart, or take one of his online courses at Howard U.

Ontogenesis as an aspect of ecopsychology is explored thoroughly in Paul Shepard‘s Nature and Madness.

Participatory culture: there a multitude of books about this concept, but you can get a good feeling for it by reading Henry Jenkin’s overview of a white paper that he co-authored, which summarizes many of the key ideas.

Socioenvironmental theory derives from the work of Alf Hornborg. Though heavy in theory, I highly recommend his key work, The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment.

Thomas Banyacya‘s UN presentation can be read here.

World system: For a basic introduction to this important concept, start with Wikipedia.

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