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My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization
When it came out in 1994, My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization quickly became a classic of the ecopsychology movement. It is a book about roots which reach back millennia to a time when humans lived in and honored the natural world. By documenting the entanglement of the ecological crisis with modern addictions, the book gives an unusual glimpse into matters of culture, history, politics, and personal consciousness; and by helping us make sense of the senseless abuses in the world today, it inspires the remembrance of new/old pathways towards healing.
My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization has been made available through New Catalyst Books. New Catalyst Books is an imprint of New Society Publishers, aimed at providing readers with access to a wider range of books dealing with sustainability issues by bringing books back into print that have enduring value in the field.
Chellis Glendinning is a psychotherapist and award-winning author whose works include the acclaimed Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy and Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade-both of which won National Federation of Press Women book awards. She also wrote When Technology Wounds, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. A pioneer in the field of ecopsychology, Glendinning's specialty is the ecological and human costs of technological progress. She lives in rural New Mexico where she works for environmental justice and cultural preservation.