Derrick Jensen

  • L'exploitation d'animaux capturés et exhibés pour le plaisir ou le divertissement des humains est bien antérieure à l'avènement de l'Empire romain. Dans ce livre passionné et provocant, Derrick Jensen en propose une critique radicale et originale. Il explore les rationalisations et les justifications de l'existence des zoos en parallèle de la problématique de notre aliénation du monde naturel et des créatures qui le peuplent.
    En cela, il expose le lien entre les zoos et l'idéologie de domination et de contrôle à l'origine des destructions écologiques actuelles (sixième extinction de masse, réchauffement climatique, pollutions des sols, de l'air et des milieux aquatiques, déforestation, etc.).

    Ce livre est une puissante critique de la place des zoos au sein de notre société, de celle de notre société au sein du monde naturel, et finalement de la nôtre propre, en tant qu'être humain, au sein du monde sauvage.

  • The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.

  • Jensen's furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the "destructive nihilism" of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science. He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous peoples as evidence of alternative ways of understanding reality, informed by thinkers such as American Indian writer Jack Forbes, theologian and American Indian rights activist Vine Deloria, Shaman Martin Prechtel, Dakota activist and scholar Waziyatawin, and Okanagan Indian writer Jeannette Armstrong. He draws on the wisdom of Dr. Paul Staments, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, sociologist Stanley Aronowitz, who discusses science's lack of accountability to the earth, and many more. As in his other books, Jensen draws heavily from his own life experience living alongside the frogs, redwoods, snails, birds and bears of the upper northwest, about which he writes with exquisite tenderness.
    Having taken on the daunting task of understanding one's dreams as a source of knowledge, Jensen achieves the near-impossible in this breathtakingly brave and ambitious new work.

  • The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.

  • In this impassioned polemic, radical environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen debunks the near-universal belief in a hierarchy of nature and the superiority of humans. Vast and underappreciated complexities of nonhuman life are explored in detail@95@mdash;from the cultures of pigs and prairie dogs, to the creative use of tools by elephants and fish, to the acumen of caterpillars and fungi. The paralysis of the scientific establishment on moral and ethical issues is confronted and a radical new framework for assessing the intelligence and sentience of nonhuman life is put forth.@95@#160;@16@@16@Jensen attacks mainstream environmental journalism, which too often limits discussions to how ecological changes affect humans or the economy@95@mdash;with little or no regard for nonhuman life. With his signature compassionate logic, he argues that when we separate ourselves from the rest of nature, we in fact orient ourselves against nature, taking an unjust and, in the long run, impossible position.@16@@16@Jensen expresses profound disdain for the human industrial complex and its ecological excesses, contending that it is based on the systematic exploitation of the earth. Page by page, Jensen, who has been called the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement, demonstrates his deep appreciation of the natural world in all its intimacy, and sounds an urgent call for its liberation from human domination.@16@@16@@16@@18@From the Trade Paperback edition.@19@

  • Derrick Jensen pose souvent à son public la question suivante : «iPensez-vous que cette culture s'engagera de manière volontaire vers un mode de vie soutenable et saini?i» Personne n'a jamais répondu par l'affirmative.
    Deep Green Resistance (DGR) commence donc là où les écologistes « mainstream » se sont arrêtés, en proposant une critique de notre civilisation industrielle manifestement incompatible avec la vie sur Terre. Face à l'urgence de la situation, les «itechnosolutionsi» et les achats écoresponsables ne résoudront rien. Nous avons besoin d'une véritable culture de résistance.

  • Derrick Jensen pose souvent à son public la question suivante : «iPensez-vous que cette culture s'engagera de manière volontaire vers un mode de vie soutenable et sain ? » Personne n'a jamais répondu par l'affirmative. Deep Green Resistance (DGR) commence donc là où les écologistes « mainstream » se sont arrêtés, en proposant une critique de notre civilisation industrielle manifestement incompatible avec la vie sur Terre. Face à l'urgence de la situation, les «technosolutionsi» et les achats écoresponsables ne résoudront rien. Nous avons besoin d'une véritable culture de résistance.

  • La civilisation industrielle est en train de détruire la Terre ; le nier, c'est subir la domination d'une idéologie dont l'ambition est d'annihiler le vivant ou de le réduire en esclavage. Ce recueil de discussions porte sur le changement de stratégie et de tactiques qui doit se produire si nous voulons construire une résistance efficace. Il y est question d'interposer nos corps et nos existences entre le système industriel et toute vie sur la planète. Il y est question de contre-attaque.

  • La civilisation industrielle est en train de détruire la Terre ; le nier, c'est subir la domination d'une idéologie dont l'ambition est d'annihiler le vivant ou de le réduire en esclavage. Ce recueil de discussions porte sur le changement de stratégie et de tactiques qui doit se produire si nous voulons construire une résistance efficace. Il y est question d'interposer nos corps et nos existences entre le système industriel et toute vie sur la planète. Il y est question de contre-attaque.

    Dans ce premier volume, Vandana Shiva, Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan, Lierre Keith et Aric McBay, répondent avec clarté, aux trois questions suivantes : « Peut-on résister ? Pourquoi résister ? Comment résister ? »

  • Le président américain est contacté par des martiens qui veulent manger leur planète. Celui-ci accepte contre remise d'or. Mais ceci finit par inquiéter les grandes entreprises : n'est-ce pas leur privilège exclusif de faire des profits en mettant à mal la planète ?
    Deux jeunes filles dissertent sur la manière d'endiguer la destruction de la planète. L'une pense qu'il faut appliquer les préceptes des livres et émissions de télé tandis que l'autre pense que toutes ces conseils sont juste faits pour endormir les gens et leur donner bonne conscience. Pendant ce temps, un lapin borgne décide de passer à l'attaque et fait sauter un barrage, détruit un centre d'expérimentation sur les animaux.
    Une fable burlesque, irrespectueuse et totalement déjantée qui force à réfléchir sur le devenir de notre planète et sur les solutions mises en avant.

  • Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal-testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the World Burns will inspire you to do whatever it takes to stop ecocide before it';s too late.

  • What We Leave Behind is a piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth. Human waste, once considered a gift to the soil, has become toxic material that has broken the essential cycle of decay and regeneration. Here, award-winning author Derrick Jensen and activist Aric McBay weave historical analysis and devastatingly beautiful prose to remind us that life--human and nonhuman--will not go on unless we do everything we can to facilitate the most basic process on earth, the root of sustainability: one being's waste must always become another being';s food.

  • In an age marked by seemingly unstoppable environmental collapse and the urgent quest for solutions, environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing deep ecology movement, reveals for us new seeds of hope. Here for the first time in The Derrick Jensen Reader are collected generous selections from his prescient, unflinching books on the problem of civilization and the path to true resistance.
    In the acclaimed A Language Older Than Words, Jensen dissects his own abusive childhood to examine the pathology of Western culture and shares with us the power and beauty of an alliance with the natural world. He continues to use the lens of his own experience as well as the wisdom of philosophers, activists, and teachers to expose oppression and call us to action in his other early works, Listening to the Land, A Culture of Make Believe, Strangely Like War, and Walking on Water. We see his analysis deepen when he asks us to accept that the only moral response to biocide is resistance in the two-volume Endgame, a truth he explores further in Thought to Exist in the Wild, What We Leave Behind, the graphic novel As The World Burns, and in his two novels, Songs of the Dead and Lives Less Valuable. And in Dreams, Jensen's latest work, he leads us still further toward his vision for a healed planet, freeing us to see beyond the limits of our present culture to a future luminous with meaning.

  • For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, "Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?" No one ever says yes.
    Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can't fix it, and shopping--no matter how green--won';t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful. It provides an exploration of organizational structures, recruitment, security, and target selection for both aboveground and underground action. Deep Green Resistance also discusses a culture of resistance and the crucial support role that it can play.
    Deep Green Resistance is a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for this planet--and win.

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