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

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

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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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Contributor
Subject
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)
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DLC
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Foster, John Bellamy
Dewey number
333.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.F658 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, Brett
  • York, Richard
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  • Capitalism
  • Environmental degradation
  • Climatic changes
  • Capitalism
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental degradation
  • Capitalismo
  • Degradación ambiental
  • Cambios climáticos
Label
The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-530) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: A rift in earth and time -- Part 1: Capitalism and unsustainable development. The paradox of wealth ; Rifts and shifts ; Capitalism in wonderland ; The Midas effect ; Carbon metabolism and global capital accumulation ; The planetary moment of truth -- Part 2: Ecological paradoxes. The return of the Jevons paradox ; The paperless office and other ecological paradoxes ; The treadmill of accumulation ; The absolute general law of environmental degradation under capitalism -- Part 3: Dialectical ecology. The dialectics of nature and Marxist ecology ; Dialectical materialism and nature ; Marx's Grundrisse and the ecology of capitalism ; The sociology of ecology ; Imperialism and ecological metabolism -- Part 4: Ways out. The ecology of consumption ; The metabolism of twenty-first century socialism ; Why ecological revolution?
Control code
ocn491916160
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9781583672198
Lccn
2010035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583672181
  • (OCoLC)491916160
Label
The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-530) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: A rift in earth and time -- Part 1: Capitalism and unsustainable development. The paradox of wealth ; Rifts and shifts ; Capitalism in wonderland ; The Midas effect ; Carbon metabolism and global capital accumulation ; The planetary moment of truth -- Part 2: Ecological paradoxes. The return of the Jevons paradox ; The paperless office and other ecological paradoxes ; The treadmill of accumulation ; The absolute general law of environmental degradation under capitalism -- Part 3: Dialectical ecology. The dialectics of nature and Marxist ecology ; Dialectical materialism and nature ; Marx's Grundrisse and the ecology of capitalism ; The sociology of ecology ; Imperialism and ecological metabolism -- Part 4: Ways out. The ecology of consumption ; The metabolism of twenty-first century socialism ; Why ecological revolution?
Control code
ocn491916160
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9781583672198
Lccn
2010035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583672181
  • (OCoLC)491916160

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