The Resource The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York, (electronic resource)

The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York, (electronic resource)

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The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth
Title
The ecological rift
Title remainder
capitalism's war on the earth
Statement of responsibility
by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
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Language
eng
Summary
Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision if we don't alter course. In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earthenvironmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York offer a radical assessment of both the problem and the solution. They argue that the source of our ecological crisis lies in the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands individual riches at the expense of public wealth, including the wealth of nature. In the process, a huge ecological rift is driven between human beings and nature, undermining the conditions of sustainable existence: a rift in the metabolic relation between humanity and nature that is irreparable within capitalist society, since integral to its very laws of motion. Critically examining the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist instead that fundamental changes in social relations must occur if the ecological (and social) problems presently facing us are to be transcended. Their analysis relies on the development of a deep dialectical naturalism concerned with issues of ecology and evolution and their interaction with the economy. Importantly, they offer reasons for revolutionary hope in moving beyond the regime of capital and toward a society of sustainable human development.--From http://www.booktopia.com.au (June 23, 2011)
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.F658 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-530) and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. The paradox of wealth -- 2. Rifts and shifts -- 3. Capitalism in wonderland -- 4. The Midas effect -- 5. Carbon metabolism and global capital accumulation -- 6. The planetary moment of truth -- 7. The return of the Jevons paradox -- 8. The paperless office and other ecological paradoxes -- 9. The treadmill of accumulation -- 10. The absolute general law of environmental degradation under capitalism -- 11. The dialectics of nature and Marxist ecology -- 12. Dialectical materialism and nature -- 13. Marx's Grundrisse and the ecology of capitalism -- 14. The sociology of ecology -- 15. Imperialism and ecological metabolism -- 16. The ecology of consumption -- 17. The metabolism of twenty-first century socialism -- 18. Why ecological revolution?
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ocn823169963
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Extent
1 online resource (544 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781583673898
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22573/ctt8jv24x
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.b32867323
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)823169963
  • jstor823169963

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