The Ecological Citizen: A peer-reviewed ecocentric journal

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Towards an ecocentric movement?

David Johns

The Ecological Citizen Vol 3 No 2 2020: 127–34

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An ecocentric movement is one which mobilizes and organizes people to transform, or abolish and replace, existing anthropocentric societies, which seek to dominate the other-than-human world. The instrumentalities of anthropocentric domination will not simply wither away. They must be forcefully dismantled. That dismantling will be neither quick nor easy, and will be met with enormous resistance from those that benefit from domination, and from those that fear change. Only by keeping one's eyes on the prize – the recovery of biodiversity and the Earth – and not being diverted by other goals, can the prize be attained.



Conservation movement, Societal change