Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Andrew I Cohen
Restoration seeks to heal the environment and make amends for damages done by human interference. Preservationists, however, claim that restoration is anthropocentric, hubristic, and ultimately misguided. I defend restoration against these criticisms, and examine narratives from Karl Marx and Lynn White, Jr. to explain human alienation from nature. I use a synthesis of lessons from Marx and White to favor a restoration paradigm over a preservationist model.
Indergand, Kristen, "Toward a Marxist Environmental Ethic: Restoration and Preservation in Focus." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2017.