Ecology Against Capitalism
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In 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 now 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, technological responses to environmental crisis, population growth, soil fertility, the preservation of ancient forests, and the "new economy" 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 Marxism properly understood already 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.

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absentee ownership, 86, 100
affluence, 93. See also wealth accumulation
Agrarian Question, The (Kautsky & Lenin), 161–62
Agricultural Chemistry (Liebig), 156, 157
agriculture, 85, 167–68. See also soil fertility
Altvater, Elmar, 35, 37
American Economic Review, 10
American Forest Resource Alliance, 113
amphibian extinctions, 76
Anderson, James, 141, 150, 159–60, 164
Another Turn of the Crank (Berry), 85
Asia, 116. See also specific country
Athanasiou, Tom, 88
AuCoin, Les, 118
Australia, 13, 14
Autobiography (Darwin), 146
automation in forest industry, 121
automobile-industrial complex, 22, 37–38, 89, 98–99, 101
automobiles, energy efficiency of, 95, 97–98, 99
Bahro, Rudolf, 39, 47
Baran, Paul, 98
Bari, Judi, 120
Bart, Jonathan, 112
Bell Curve, The (Murray & Hernstein), 148
Benton, Ted, 137, 152n1
Berry, Wendell, 83, 85
Betrayal of Science and Reason (Ehrlich & Ehrlich), 72
biosphere cultures, 84–85, 89
bird species extinction, 33, 73, 124, 126. See also northern spotted owl
black communities, 63
Blueprint for a Green Economy (Pearce), 79
Bohm, David, 52–53
bond repayment, 11
Bookchin, Murray, 53
bottom line. See economic reductionism
Boulaine, Jean, 158
Boyer, Joseph, 20
Britain, 94, 102. See also England
Budget Rescissions Act (1995), 105–6, 113, 125
Buel, Jesse, 157
Bunker, Stephen, 23
Bureau of Land Management, in, 118, 123
Bush, George, Sr., 65–66, 99, 105, in, 112
and old-growth forest crisis, 122, 123
Bush, George W., 13, 14–15, 16, 19
business ethics, 48
Cairncross, Frances, 57
California, 19, 35, no
Calm Investigation, A (Anderson), 160
Canada: and Kyoto Protocols, 13, 14, 18
timber imports from, 116, 121
capital, natural, 34–37

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Citation styles for Ecology Against Capitalism
APA 6 Citation
Foster, J. B. (2002). Ecology Against Capitalism ([edition unavailable]). Monthly Review Press. Retrieved from (Original work published 2002)
Chicago Citation
Foster, John Bellamy. (2002) 2002. Ecology Against Capitalism. [Edition unavailable]. Monthly Review Press.
Harvard Citation
Foster, J. B. (2002) Ecology Against Capitalism. [edition unavailable]. Monthly Review Press. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Foster, John Bellamy. Ecology Against Capitalism. [edition unavailable]. Monthly Review Press, 2002. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.