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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Ethical Perspectives on Environmental Issues in India
Article/Chapter Title:The Significance of Indian Traditions for Environmental Ethics
Editor(s):James, George A
Author(s):James, George A
Publisher Name:A.P.H. Publishing Corporation
Place of Publication:New Delhi
Date of Publication:1999
Annotation:Using the theoretical work of Edward Said to frame his analysis, James argues that the legacy of Orientalism has shaped Western environmental philosophy to this day. Examining the work of leading Western environmental ethicists, he identifies two contrasting Orientalist images of the East in general, and of India in particular, as being either a romanticized Other, with inherently ecological teachings beneficial to the West, or a primitive, irrational, and puerile Other whom the West has far surpassed.
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