Independent Radical Publishing
Thu, 18 May 2023, 16:00 (EST)
1455 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Join us for this discussion of 'A Social Ecology of Capital' with the author, Éric Pineault.
Faced with an ecological crisis of existential proportions, the economic relations of capitalism have only fanned the flames. The transformation of property relations is an urgent necessity, but not, in itself, enough to save us. Enter ‘degrowth’: a concept that radically challenges contemporary life, culture and economics as we know it.
Through an impressive synthesis of the traditions of eco-Marxism and feminist ecological economics, Éric Pineault presents a well-rounded critique of contemporary capitalist growth and its socio-ecological contradictions, in which growth is understood as both a biophysical and accumulation process.
The book provides fresh answers to key questions of current socio-ecological debates: why does capitalist society depend on accelerating growth? Why is the constant upscaling of its economic process necessary for its social stability? How does this deepen the ecological contradictions that humanity now faces? And what can we learn from this for our understanding of emancipatory futures?
This programme will also include presentations about the book by Bengi Akbulut and Simon Tremblay-Pepin.
This event is part of the Great Transition conference. Click the link below to find out more.
An original theory of contemporary capitalist growth and its socio-ecological contradictions