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Cardboard publishers in Latin America
Lucy Bell

the cartonera movement is one in which social, environmental and economic factors are intermeshed, it renders problematic the concept of sustainability as three distinct ‘pillars’. The ‘three pillars’ – suggesting solid, separate columns supporting a larger structure – were promoted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The logic of the model can be seen in the structure of Agenda 21, the action plan that resulted from the summit (United Nations 1992), which is divided into two sections: the first, ‘Social and Economic Dimensions’, deals with issues such as reducing

in Literature and sustainability
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Elleke Boehmer

Histories (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994); but also Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World – A Derivative Discourse? (London: Zed Press, 1986). 22 Amilcar Cabral, ‘Second address before the United Nations’, Return to the Source (New York and London: Monthly Review Press, 1973), p. 19. 23 Cabral, ‘Connecting the struggles: an informal talk with Black Americans’, Return to the Source, pp. 85–6. For an alternative reading of this passage, see Laura Chrisman, ‘Nationalism and postcolonial studies’, in Neil Lazarus (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to

in Stories of women
Theorising the en-gendered nation
Elleke Boehmer

unshackling of the colonised world by way of nationalism has tended to date to preclude a corresponding full emancipation for most women, including those of the middle class. In the iconographies of nation-states there have conventionally been few positive roles on offer to women that are not stereotypes and/or connected in some way to women’s biological capacity for mothering. As regards women’s day-to-day reality the situation is even bleaker. Notwithstanding the achievement of family and work rights by some women, as for example in Cuba, notwithstanding United Nations

in Stories of women
On last animals and future bison
Joshua Schuster

population numbers would be seen as a triumph. Human sustainability is pitched at the level of the whole planet, while for most animals sustainability has shrunk to a very small area of historical habitat range. Sustainability for humans may mean limiting economic growth, while for most animals it means finding some way to stave off complete elimination. The language of sustainability, beginning in its early adoption in the United Nations Brundtland Report, Our Common Future (1987), loudly tied anthropocentricism to developmentalism: ‘Humanity has the ability to make

in Literature and sustainability
The sense of an ending in Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods
Adeline Johns-Putra

. In analysing Winterson’s novel, I suggest that the result – the novel’s case for its own unsustainability – is borne out by its dénouement. Sustainability, plural A large part of the problem with defining sustainability is that it is often put to uses for which it was not intended, namely, uses beyond questions of economic utility and corporate accountability. Its short name of ‘sustainability’ means that one often forgets that its introduction into the mainstream of public thinking was as ‘sustainable development’. When the United Nations World Commission on the

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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality
Kate Rigby

: Springer-Verlag. Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council 2013. ‘An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development: Report for the UN Secretary-General’, 6 June. http://unsdsn.org/resources/publications/an-action-agenda-forsustainable-development/. Accessed 15 February 2017. Uexküll, Jakob von 2010. A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Men, with a Theory of Meaning [1934]. Trans. Joseph D. O’Neill, intro. Dorion Sagan, Deep sustainability 75 afterword Geoffrey Winthrop-Young. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. United Nations General

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