The ecology of freedom

the emergence and dissolution of hierarchy

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 385

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The Ecology of Freedom, his most exciting and far-reaching work yet. This engaging and extremely readable book's scope is downright breathtaking. Using an inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology, philosophy and political theory, it traces our society's conflicting legacies of freedom and domination, from the first emergence of human culture to today's global capitalism. The theme of Bookchin's grand historical narrative is straightforward: environmental, economic and political devastation are born at the moment that human societies begin to organize themselves hierarchically. And, despite the nuance and detail of his arguments, the lesson to be learned is just as basic: our nightmare will continue until hierarchy is dissolved and human beings develop more sane, sustainable and egalitarian social structures.

The Ecology of Freedom

The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859260

Category: History

Page: 491

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Indispensable reading for anyone who is tired of living in a world where everything and everyone is an exploitable resource. Murray Bookchin uses an inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology, philosophy and political theory to trace the human race's conflicting legacies of freedom and domination, from the emergence of human culture to today's global capitalism.

The Modern Crisis

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN: 9780920057629

Category: Nature

Page: 194

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Here, "the prophet of the green revolution" identifies social ecology as an alternative to society's head-on collision with disaster. Murray Bookchin exposes the underpinnings of consumerism and contrasts the destructive reality of a market economy with the potential for social and ecological sanity offered by a moral economy. Murray Bookchin has been a major spokesperson for more than twenty years for the ecology, appropriate technology, and anti-nuclear movements. He is the author of many books, including The Spanish Anarchists, Our Synthetic Environment, The Limits of the City, Toward an Ecological Society, Urbanization Without Cities, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, and The Ecology of Freedom. The Modern Crisis, in which he proposes a fundamental and empowering reconstruction of politics based on face-to-face municipal democracy, is the perfect introduction to the ideas of this great social theorist. "Murray Bookchin stands at the pinnacle of the genre of utopian social criticism."---Stanley Aronowitz, The Village Voice

Toward an Ecological Society

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books

ISBN: 9780919618985

Category: Nature

Page: 315

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"Bookchin's great virtue is that he constantly relates his theories to society as it is."George Woodcock"Bookchin is capable of penetrating, finely indignant historical analysis. Another stimulating collection."In These Times"A work that gives abundant evidence of its author's position at the centre of debate."Telos

Social Ecology and Communalism

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859499

Category: Nature

Page: 118

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A collection of essays by the late Murray Bookchin, the acclaimed writer and activist who spent most of his life working towards a better world. The basic premise of social ecology is to re-harmonise the balance between society and nature, to create a rational ecological society - aims that are increasingly vital and increasingly a part of the mainstream political discourse. This collection of essays give an overview and introduction to his ideas.

The Spanish Anarchists

The Heroic Years, 1868-1936

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781873176047

Category: History

Page: 316

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The Heroic Years 1868-1936 A long-awaited new edition of the seminal history of Spanish Anarchism. 'I have learned a great deal from this book. It is a rich and fascinating account.' - Howard Zine

Post-scarcity Anarchism

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859062

Category: History

Page: 199

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From the 'Working Classics Series ' comes this modern anarchist classic, bringing an inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchical, ecologically minded and non-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs. Bookchin argues that material scarcity need no longer plague human history. Through the dissolution of hierarchical relations, social and cultural potentials can now be fulfilled in our 'post-scarcity' era.

Which Way for the Ecology Movement?

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781873176269

Category: Nature

Page: 75

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This collection of essays by one of the world's most respected ecologists calls for a critical social standpoint that transcends both 'biocentrism' and 'anthropocentrism' for a new politics and ethics of complemantarity in which people fighting for a free non-hierarchical, and cooperative society can begin to play a creative role in natural evolution.

The Limits of the City

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Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 148

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