Urbanization absorbs capital and in the process transforms societies, the economy and the environment. It is a product and a site of class struggle and the Left must adapt its organization better to face the destruction urbanization brings with itself.
These essays explore different conceptions of the relations between humans and the environment that are embedded in world religions and traditions.
A concise presentation of dominant environmental ideas in the West and a knowledgeable critique of them. Pepper challenges the mainstream assumptions by situating each ideas social and historical origins.
Yearley discusses the problems related to the universalizing discourse of globalization and its impact on the environment. He shows how inequality in wealth and power structures our discourse and leaves the most vulnerable to suffer.
Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill, Anchor Books Doubleday, 1977, pp. 365, ISBN 0-385-12122-9 Professor William McNeill’s career spanned the latter half of the 20th century and was devoted to macrohistorical explanations of change. He is most widely known for …