The Concept of Wilderness: The Democratic Potential of the Environmental Movement in the United States
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The effectiveness of the environmental movement has widely been measured and observed in relation to consumer habits and expert scientific knowledge. Consideration of how underlying social relationships are affected by the goals of the movement could be beneficial in order to assure its equitable and democratic foundations. The concept of wilderness has a long cultural history in Western society and is securely established at the root of the current environmental movement in the United States. Beginning at the origins of wilderness theory, the research attempts to expose the function of wilderness in the current environmental movement and call into question the structure and goals of the movement itself.