Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology : Departing from Marx

Capitalism, Democracy, and Ecology : Departing from Marx

by Timothy W. Luke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252067290

ISBN-13: 9780252067297

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The world that was revolutionized by industrialization is being remade by the information revolution. But this is mostly a revolution from above, increasingly shaped by a new class of technocrats, experts, and professionals in the service of corporate capitalism.

Using Marx as a touchstone, Timothy W. Luke warns that if communities are not to be overwhelmed by new

Overview

The world that was revolutionized by industrialization is being remade by the information revolution. But this is mostly a revolution from above, increasingly shaped by a new class of technocrats, experts, and professionals in the service of corporate capitalism.

Using Marx as a touchstone, Timothy W. Luke warns that if communities are not to be overwhelmed by new class economic and political agendas, then the practice of democracy must be reconstituted on a more populist basis. However, the galvanizing force for this new, more community-centered populism will not be the proletarian as Marx predicted, nor contemporary militant patriotic groups. Rather, Luke argues that many groups unified by a concern for ecological justice present the strongest potential opposition to capitalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252067297
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Power/Knowledge in Coevolving Ecologies and Economies 1(28)
Departure from Marx: Rethinking Ecologies and Economies
29(30)
Biospheres and Technospheres: Moving from Ecology to Hyperecology with the New Class
59(29)
The Dangers of Discourse: Polyrchy and Megatechnics as Environmental Forces
88(30)
On Environmentality: Geopower and Ecoknowledge in Contemporary Environmental Discourses
118(25)
Ecodiscipline and the Post-Cold War Global Economy: Rethinking Environmental Critiques of Geo Economics
143(28)
Slow Burn, Fast Detonation, Killer Fragments: Rereading the Unabomber Manifesto
171(25)
Social Ecology as Political Economy for Alternative Modernities
196(21)
Searching for Alternative Modernities: Populism and Ecology
217(34)
Index 251

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