By John Clammer
Contending that tradition lies on the root of our present planetary and civilizational situation, this publication uniquely explores the character of the in particular cultural dimensions of that hindrance and the way tradition pertains to the components of politics, coverage, economics, ecology and the entire discourse of sustainability. It debates how profoundly our international is formed through capitalist tradition, emphasizing the import of political tradition and coverage, social justice, management and neighborhood within the shaping of a brand new cultural sustainability. It additionally reintroduces questions of faith, artwork, citizenship and comparative tradition into the sustainability debate and indicates ways that the imperative factor of purchaser tradition may be rethought and others within which socially passable transitions to a sustainable destiny could be completed. Addressing the categorical position of tradition in our problem and of ways to construct cultural assets for transition, this leading edge textual content presents the reader with an advent to the literature on tradition and sustainability, and either sensible and theoretical instruments for growing and advancing a humane and ecologically accountable future.
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Cultures of Transition and Sustainability: Culture after Capitalism by John Clammer