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Cracks in the Mirror: (Un)covering the Moral Terrains of Environmental Justice at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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The authors' aim is to provide a more complete picture of a non-anthropocentric relational ethics by addressing the failure to account for environmental justice. They argue that environmental ethics is always more than how discourses are layered over place, by situating moral agency through the body's affective repertoire of being-in-the-world. Empirical evidence for their argument is drawn from self-reflexive accounts of young Americans travelling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia as part of a study-group. These reflexive travel narratives illustrate the dilemmas that even well-prepared visitors have in negotiating moral pathways invoked by the policy of reconciliation.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA 2: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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