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The belief that social organization and environmental policies should be based on bioregions rather than on arbitrary political boundaries.

bi′o·re′gion·al·ist n.
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someone who believes in bioregionalism
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In Taiwan, ecocritics Hsinya Huang ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]) and Shiuhhuah Serena Chou ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]) are involved in a particularly exciting "island ecologies" bioregionalist project.
Booth also demonstrates the compatibility of bioregionalist thought with Bryan Norton's views on local places and community values.
(7) Writing of Paterson, eco-critic Lawrence Buell notes that its "desire to break down fixed boundaries between man, poet, [and] dog" (Buell 2001, 115) is matched by a "bioregionalist grasp of its city in relation to its vicinity" (ibid, 118); in other words, Williams' is an integrative poetry that doesn't countenance sharp distinctions between human and animal, city and nature.
Bioregionalist Robert Thayer lists these as "Who am I?" "Where am I?" and "What do I do?" (qtd.
Though Cannon is a committed bioregionalist, Wall rightly resists pigeonholing her subtle, complex explorations of mind and landscape, or mind in landscape, to paraphrase contemporary ecocriticism's preoccupation for rendering the immanence in nature.
bioregionalist view, the inherently greater concern people are capable
Bioregionalist ecocritic Tom Lynch uses the word to indicate an embrace of deserts--their biotic elements and their inhabitants.
They include a globe-trotting community development specialist, a designer who learns from nature, a leading bioregionalist, a Good Samaritan intent on helping humans (and nonhumans), and a scholar who sees signs that a new global cultural transformation is now in progress.
Though clearly the product of local action, inspired in part by bioregionalist ideas, and nurtured by the efforts of various regional and national associations and foundations, the movement has received essential support from EPA.
(265) This inextricable interrelationship of place, values, and broader configurations of socio-political power, moreover, implies the inevitable political inefficacy and social injustice of place-based forms of thinking that are purely bioregionalist or founded upon a strictly local communitarianism.
(14) This prescription is particularly associated with bioregionalist ecophilosophy--see for example Berg and Dasmann, Devall, and Sale.
Alice Kidd is a deeply rooted bioregionalist and writer.