Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? / Edition 2

Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? / Edition 2

by Joel Kovel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842778714

ISBN-13: 9781842778715

Pub. Date: 12/09/2007

Publisher: Zed Books

We live in and from nature, But the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy us. Capitalism and its by-products - imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community - are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem. Only now are we beginning to realize the depth of the crisis and the kind of…  See more details below

Overview

We live in and from nature, But the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy us. Capitalism and its by-products - imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community - are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem. Only now are we beginning to realize the depth of the crisis and the kind of transformation which will have to occur to ensure our survival. This second, thoroughly updated, edition of The Enemy of Nature speaks to our new environmental awareness. Joel Kovel argues against claims that we can achieve a better environment through the current Western way of being. By suggesting a radical way forward, a new kind of ecosocialism, he offers real hope and vision for a more sustainable future.

About the Author:
Joel Kovel is Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842778715
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
12/09/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IThe Culprit1
1Introduction3
2The Ecological Crisis13
3Capital28
4Capitalism51
Pt. IIThe Domination of Nature87
5On Ecologies89
6Capital and the Domination of Nature115
Pt. IIITowards Ecosocialism147
Introduction149
7Critique of Actually Existing Ecopolitics152
8Prefiguration190
9Ecosocialism222
Afterword255
Bibliography258
Index266

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