Against the Grain

Toward Ecocentrism

In arguing for the urgency of moving from anthropocentrism toward ecocentrism, Aaron S. Allen distinguishes between environmental crises and ecological change; argues against the “balance of nature” paradigm; differentiates between strong and weak forms of sustainability; and describes the role that expressive culture and the environmental liberal arts can play in driving awareness and activism. (Encore presentation.)

McDowell, Borland, Dirksen, and Tuohy, eds., Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change University of Illinois Press, 2021

Allen and Dawe, eds., Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature Routledge, 2016

(Image on main page by Nelson Pavlosky.)

Playlist

Artist Song Album Label
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Lake SideIt's All The Way LiveOld School Funk II
Mondo GrossoIntermezzo SunNext WaveSME - Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc.