Talk:Derrick Jensen

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Books Section: non-fiction, fiction and forthcoming[edit]

Hey All, was just wondering if this article's 'books' section can be better divided between non-fiction, fiction and forthcoming works. Jensen is making a departure towards writing more fiction works. Whilst these are still about the same themes as his previous works, they are stories rather than political science or geoscience texts. Given that he is also very prolific as an author, would it be an idea to include a section on forthcoming works (for instance, he has just completed a book on why he is not an anarcho-primitivist which is with his editor now, is in the process of agreeing artwork for a book of short stories, and next is intent on working on the bright green lies book). Thoughts? Thank you. Shelly Pixie (talk) 05:54, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Self-promotion?[edit]

Just a hunch. I don't have time to try to check it out but to me the whole article reads a bit like an ad. To me it's more than a bit sus for someone who identifies as an anarchist to be summarised in the lead paragraph in terms of his qualifications and employment history! To click through to his website and see very little freely available material points to a reliance on intellectal property law (a power structure backed up by the state monopoly on violence, for anyone who needs reminding of anarchist prinicples...) for the extraction of profit, again not really befitting the image that is portrayed. Like I said... just a hunch. If anyone has time, it would be worth looking into how seriously his views have been taken by other notable environmental or leftist thinkers. Yes I realise this is also an appeal to authority... I'm uncomfortable with the notability criterion too, but then again without it there would be no Wikipedia.--Russell E (talk) 07:29, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Just to clarify, Jensen is not an anarchist. Various court cases and documentaries have pointed towards his work being of central importance to EF!, ELF and ALF. Which I realise needs to be sourced in order to be included. Given his extensive publication history, awards won, and significant secondary sources, this should be sufficient for notoriety rules in wiki. Shelly Pixie (talk) 16:24, 27 November 2013 (UTC)