Greening the Academy

Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts

  • Samuel Day Fassbinder
  • Anthony J. Nocella II
  • Richard Kahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Samuel Day Fassbinder
    Pages 1-22
  3. Piers Beirne, Nigel South
    Pages 23-32
  4. Kishi Animashaun Ducre
    Pages 33-45
  5. Timothy W. Luke
    Pages 47-61
  6. Steven Best
    Pages 63-76
  7. Miriam Kennet, Michelle Gale De Oliveira
    Pages 77-105
  8. Donna Houston
    Pages 107-120
  9. Eva-Maria Swidler
    Pages 121-139
  10. Brian Mckenna
    Pages 141-160
  11. Tema Milstein
    Pages 161-173
  12. Corey Lee Lewis
    Pages 175-184
  13. Anthony J. Nocella II
    Pages 185-198
  14. Greta Gaard
    Pages 199-216
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book


This is the academic Age of the Neoliberal Arts. Campuses—as places characterized by democratic debate and controversy, wide ranges of opinion typical of vibrant public spheres, and service to the larger society—are everywhere being creatively destroyed in order to accord with market and military models befitting the academic-industrial complex. While it has become increasingly clear that facilitating the sustainability movement is the great 21st century educational challenge at hand, this book asserts that it is both a dangerous and criminal development today that sustainability in higher education has come to be defined by the complex-friendly “green campus” initiatives of science, technology, engineering and management programs. By contrast, Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts takes the standpoints of those working for environmental and ecological justice in order to critique the unsustainable disciplinary limitations within the humanities and social sciences, as well as provide tactical reconstructive openings toward an empowered liberal arts for sustainability. Greening the Academy thus hopes to speak back with a collective demand that sustainability education be defined as a critical and moral vocation comprised of the diverse types of humanistic study that will benefit the well-being of our emerging planetary community and its numerous common locales.


higher education sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Day Fassbinder
    • 1
  • Anthony J. Nocella II
    • 2
  • Richard Kahn
    • 3
  1. 1.DeVry UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Hamline UniversityMinnesotaUSA
  3. 3.Antioch University Los AngelesUSA

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