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Eco-nihilism : the philosophical geopolitics of the climate change apocalypse

Author: Wendy Lynne Lee
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If we were to ask what is the root cause of our current and unprecedented environmental crisis, climate change, many, particularly on the progressive Left, would refer to the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be right. In Eco-Nihilism: The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse, Wendy Lynne Lee demonstrates that there are no versions of conquest capital compatible with the fact of a finite planet  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Wendy Lynne.
Eco-nihilism.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017007338
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Lynne Lee
ISBN: 9780739176887 0739176889
OCLC Number: 963360935
Description: xiii, 455 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : the planet doesn't need human beings; human beings need the planet --
Ecological apocalypse, the pathologies of capital, human chauvinism : and the improbably desirable future --
Human chauvinism, the geopolitics of climate change, and the pop-cultural ecocentric solution --
The nihilistic rhetoric of climate change denialism, neoliberal anxieties, and the death of science : seven takes --
Globalization in the circulatory system of exchange and the death of the nation state : the fully capitalized planet, five takes --
Salvation capitalism : steady-state sustainability, techno-utopia, and planetary metastasis : six takes --
The reclamation of human-centeredness and an ecofeminist systems approach to the desirable future.
Responsibility: Wendy Lynne Lee.

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