Should Trees Have Standing Essay

Originally published in 1972, "Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects" immediately became a rallying point of the then nascent U.S. environmenal movement and has since become a classic worldwide. In Trees, Professor Stone argues that although each successive movement to confer rights on some theretofore rightless "entity" has first appeared "odd or frightening or laughable", the progress of the law, and of morals, has been to invite more and more members into the ever-widening community. He then proceeds to argue for a further widening by proposing that special guardians be empowered to speak for the "voiceless" elements in Nature: in effect, to give "legal standing" to endangered species and threatened forests. For this twenty-fifth anniversary commemorative reissue, Professor Stone has added a collection of his most influential writings, and has also written a new Introduction and Epilogue, which narrates the reception of the Trees thesis in countries throughout the world, and astutely appraises the present state of the environmental movement.

Wicazo Sa Review

Description:Wicazo Sa Review is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the mission of assisting Indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits. During the past two decades, American Indian Studies has emerged as a central arena in which Indigenous populations in the United States define the cultural, religious, legal, and historical parameters of scholarship and creativity essential to the ongoing process of decolonization and to survival in the modern world. Founded in 1985, Wicazo Sa Review is a journal in support of this particular type of scholarship, providing inquiries into the Indian past and its relationship to the vital present.

Coverage: 1985-2017 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 32, No. 1)

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ISSN: 07496427

EISSN: 15337901

Subjects: American Studies, Area Studies, American Indian Studies

Collections: Arts & Sciences VII Collection, JSTOR Essential Collection

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