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Chiara Certomà
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
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    Environmental Politics and Place Authenticity Protection.Chiara Certoma - 2009 - Environmental Values 18 (3):313-341.
    A large part of environmental politics is interested in protecting place authenticity against the 'disenchanting' effect produced by the advent of modernity. It adopts a rhetoric of nostalgia by regretting the loss of primeval relations between humans and nature, and endorses an essentialist, foundationalist and exclusivist definition of locality and the locals. In order to overcome the problematic political consequences of this classic approach, the paper proposes to differently outline modernity, by adopting a heterogeneous geography standpoint and postmodern hybrid networks (...)
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  2. Authentic Place, Local Identities and Environmental Discourses.Chiara Certomà - 2008 - In R. C. Hillerbrand & R. Karlsson (eds.), Beyond the Global Village. Environmental Challenges inspiring Global Citizenship. The Interdisciplinary Press.
    This paper is intended to provide a critic perspective on the definition of places authenticity as proposed in the conventional environmental discourses. It suggests that, by following a very widespread view, modernity is con- sidered responsible for the loss of authenticity and the consequent disen- chantment of the world. However, environmental discourses claiming for the defence of places authenticity and adopting a rhetoric of nostalgia for a loss primeval relation between humans and nature are liable of some critics. In particular, (...)
     
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  3. Ecology, Environmentalism and System Theory.Chiara Certomà - 2006 - Kybernetes. The International Journal of Systems and Cybernetics 35 (6).
    The paper identifies the relation between ecology and environmentalism through the emergence of system theory.
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  4. The Evaluation of Sustainability of Organic Farms in Tuscany.Chiara Certomà - forthcoming - In H. Gökcekus, T. Türker Umut & J. W. LaMoreaux (eds.), Environment: Survival and Sustainibility. New York: Springer.
    Sustainability evaluation with MESMIS Framework has been conducted in 5 organic farms in Tuscany with different management approach. The real differences is, indeed, determined by motivations that explain how the landscape, the work structure and the cultural heritage organize themselves giving the present assessment of the Tuscan rural work.
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  5. Human Rights.Chiara Certomà - 2009 - In G. H. Fagan & R. Munck (eds.), Globalisation and Security - An Encyclopaedi. Greenwood Publishing Group, Praeger Press.