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- DescriptionIn recent years John Bellamy Foster has emerged as a leading theorist of the Marxist perspective on ecology. His seminal book Marx's Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2000) discusses the place of ecological issues within the intellectual history of Marxism and on the philosophical foundations of a Marxist ecology, and has become a major point of reference in ecological debates. This historical and philosophical focus is w supplemented by more directly political engagement in his new book, Ecology against Capitalism. In a broad-ranging treatment of contemporary ecological politics, Foster deals with such issues as pollution, sustainable development, techlogical responses to environmental crisis, population growth, soil fertility, the preservation of ancient forests, and the new ecomy of the Internet age. Foster's introduction sets out the unifying themes of these essays enabling the reader to draw from them a consolidated approach to a rapidly-expanding field of debate which is of critical importance in our times. Within these debates on the politics of ecology, Foster's work develops an important and distinctive perspective. Where many of these debates assume a basic divergence of red and green issues, and are concerned with the exact terms of a trade-off between them, Foster argues that Marxismproperly understoodalready provides the framework within which ecological questions are best approached. This perspective is advanced here in accessible and concrete form, taking account of the major positions in contemporary ecological debate.
- Author BiographyJohn Bellamy Foster is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, and co-editor of Monthly Review magazine. He is the author of The Vulnerable Planet (1999, 2nd ed.) and Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature (2000).
- Author(s)John Bellamy Foster
- PublisherMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/03/2002
- SubjectPolitical Ideologies & Parties
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMonthly Review Press,U.S.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight254 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine12 mm
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