Social Ecology

Social ecology is a philosophy founded by radical Green author and activist Murray Bookchin. Conceptualized as a radical critique of current social, political, and anti-ecological trends, it espouses a reconstructive, ecological, communitarian, and ethical approach to society.

Social ecology advocates a reconstructive and transformative outlook on social and environmental issues, and promotes a directly democratic, confederal politics. As a body of ideas, social ecology envisions a moral economy that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that reharmonizes human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity and freedom.

Social ecology suggests that the roots of current ecological and social problems can be traced to hierarchical (or more specifically kyriarchical) modes of social organization. Social ecologists claim that the systemic issue of hierarchy cannot be resisted by individual actions alone such as ethical consumerism but must be addressed by more nuanced ethical thinking and collective activity grounded in radically democratic ideals. The complexity of relationships between people and nature is emphasized, along with the importance of establishing more mutualistic social structures that take account of this.

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Social Ecology - Overview
... Social ecology's 'social' component comes from its position that nearly all of the world's ecological problems stem from social problems with these social ... Present ecological problems, social ecologists maintain, cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society ... Social ecology is associated with the ideas and works of Murray Bookchin, who had written on such matters from the 1950s until his death, and, from the 1960s, had combined these ...
Social Ecological Model - From Systems Thinking To Socioecological Models
... network of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment, social ecology is a framework or set of theoretical principles for understanding ... Social ecology pays explicit attention to the social, institutional, and cultural contexts of people-environment relations ... This perspective emphasizes the multiple dimensions (example physical environment, social and cultural environment, personal attributes), multiple levels (example individuals, groups, organizations), and ...
List Of Environmental Periodicals - Defunct Periodicals
... group in the United Kingdom Harbinger A Social Ecology Journal—published by the Institute for Social Ecology in the 1980s, and again from 2001-2002 Left Green Perspectives—published ...
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Daniel Stokols
... Daniel Stokols is Chancellor's Professor of Social Ecology in the Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design, and Dean Emeritus ... studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in social psychology where he also took minors in Sociology, City and Regional Planning, and participated in research projects at the ... of North Carolina, Stokols was recruited as an Assistant Professor by the Program in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine ...

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