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Light on the Dark Mountain: An essay–review

Patrick Curry

The Ecological Citizen Vol 7 No 1 2024: epub-100-1 to 9

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First published: 24 October 2023  |  Permanent URL  |  Download citation in RIS format


In this essay-review, the author considers the Dark Mountain manifesto and the movement it inspired, including both the later work of Paul Kingsnorth and especially that of Dougald Hine in his book At Work Among the Ruins. He then goes on to examine related recent work: a chapter by Maggie Nelson and, at more length, An Inconvenient Apocalypse by Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen. His sympathetic exegesis co-exists with noting a serious omission in all this work, the lack of an overtly ecocentric dimension.



Environmental humanities