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There is a constant, weary struggle to keep things from slipping “backwards” into familiar narratives, and a much more tenuous and difficult-to-grasp sense of what the alternative might be. Both parts of this equation—the disruption of familiar assumptions and terrains of politics and the struggle to articulate different futures from those we have inherited—pose crucial challenges to all who are interested in politics, whether as students and teachers of politics, as activists, or as citizens. It is in this sense that I see Clayoquot as a microcosm of politics: the particularities of Clayoquot may be unique, but the underlying tensions—the questions and problems at stake there—are not.
Org). Relevant maps, photographs, and campaign accounts are available on the Web sites noted. A good place to begin surfing is at the Coastal Rainforest Coalition site, where there are links to many of the other organizations. 6. “According to William Dietrich, the term ‘ancient forest’ was coined in 1988 by executives of the Oregon Natural Resources Council, a regional group that has played a key role in monitoring timber sales and national forest plans. They dispensed with ‘old growth’ as too jargony and ‘primeval forest’ as rather dark and obscure; ‘ancient forest,’ in contrast, stressed a long-standing, preexistent nature that fascinated people and convinced them to protect it.
A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot Sound by Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw