Summary and Conclusion

  • Chiara Certomà


We are now at the conclusion of this journey through the development of environmental thinking, which explored the debate on the mainstreaming and subsequent death of environmentalism, together with the most recent scholarly and practitioners’ contributions on post-environmentalism. This chapter, thus, summarizes it and, building upon the transformation of post-environmentalism into postenvironmentalism (a transformation entailing a new worldview, rather than the simple removing a hyphen), it traces a tentative manifesto of the future environmental thinking in action. Particularly, it criticizes the idea that we are really facing the end of environmentalism and, rather, suggest that new postenvironmentalist practices are already mushrooming worldwide.


De-politicization environmentalism institutionalization material semiotics postenvironmental agency 


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  • Chiara Certomà
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  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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