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A common ground - Fighting, living, thinking

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A Common Ground: Fighting, Living, Thinking of Marin Schaffner

Edition Wildproject - Collection " Le monde qui vient ", May 10, 2019 - 200 Pages

Cand book summarizes a decade of ecology, twenty interviews, creating the first collective mapping of ecological thinking.
Over the past decade or so, a scene of ecological thinking has emerged in the French language. How can we describe and name this new continent at the crossroads of struggles, arts and sciences? What collective works are its actors bringing to life? What are the major dynamics underway? How is ecology transforming our ways of thinking and acting?
 
A selection of authors, but also journalists, publishers, translators, booksellers, activists... answers these questions for a book written as an investigation through multiple meetings. These "facts", which confirm the extent to which ecological issues are nowadays on the screen of reality, are imposing themselves on us in a way that is both manifest and profound. »
 
For the author who speaks at the end of the book, "We are aiming at the heart of a deep tension: on the one hand, ecology is a revolution in ways of thinking; and at the same time, it refers to an emergency, that of the ongoing disaster. It is difficult to orient oneself in the midst of this tension. We need time for a major intellectual revolution, and at the same time we have to stop everything. There is therefore a twofold requirement to think and act today. Because ecology pushes us to put an end to the delirium of exploitation of the world in which we are embarked, to understand that our ideal of independence is not viable. But trying to rebuild interdependence forces us to rethink everything. »
 
Is a new intellectual landscape possible? How to describe this "common ground"?
 
Marin SCHAFFNER, an ethnologist by training and a long-term traveller (South-East Asia, West Africa and the four corners of France), carries out numerous research, animation and writing projects on ecology, pedagogy, migration and disability. This book of interviews is his first work.
 
 

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