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

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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"A terrific read...this book is 'vital' in the most profound meaning of that word."— Review of Radical Political Economics
"Full of insights into the relationship between ecological degradation and capitalist expansion, this is a must-read for thinkers and activists". — Walden Bello
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842778715
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 12/9/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 969,896
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Kovel is Distinguished Professor of Social Studies at Bard College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I The Culprit 1
1 Introduction 3
2 The Ecological Crisis 13
3 Capital 28
4 Capitalism 51
Pt. II The Domination of Nature 87
5 On Ecologies 89
6 Capital and the Domination of Nature 115
Pt. III Towards Ecosocialism 147
Introduction 149
7 Critique of Actually Existing Ecopolitics 152
8 Prefiguration 190
9 Ecosocialism 222
Afterword 255
Bibliography 258
Index 266
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