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NEW DIRECTIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETING




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 06/2019





Note Editore

Are money and technology the core illusions of our time? In this book, Alf Hornborg offers a fresh assessment of the inequalities and environmental degradation of the world. He shows how both mainstream and radical economists are limited by a particular worldview and, as a result, do not grasp that conventional money is at the root of many of the problems that are threatening societies, not to mention planet Earth itself. Hornborg demonstrates how market prices obscure asymmetric exchanges of resources - human labor, land, energy, materials - under a veil of fictive reciprocity. Such unequal exchange, he claims, underpins the phenomenon of technological development, which is, fundamentally, a redistribution of time and space - human labor and land - in world society. Hornborg deftly illustrates how money and technology have shaped our thinking and our social and ecological relations, with disturbing consequences. He also offers solutions for their redesign in ways that will promote justice and sustainability.




Sommario

1. Rethinking economy and technology; 2. The Anthropocene challenge to our worldview; 3. Producing and obscuring global injustices; 4. The money game; 5. Anticipating degrowth; 6. The ontology of technology; 7. Energy technologies as time-space appropriation; 8. Capitalism, energy and the logic of money; 9. Unequal exchange and economic value; 10. Subjects versus objects: artifacts have consequences, not agency; 11. Anthropocene confusions: dithering while the planet burns; 12. Animism, relationism and the ontological turn; 13. Conclusions and possibilities; Afterword: confronting mainstream notions of progress.




Prefazione

This book shows how money and technology have shaped our thinking and social and ecological relations, with disturbing consequences. It offers solutions for their redesign in ways that will promote justice and sustainability. It is aimed at scholars and advanced students in environmental studies, economics, archaeology and social theory.







Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9781108429375

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: New Directions in Sustainability and Society
Dimensioni: 235 x 19 x 158 mm
Formato: Hardback
Illustration Notes:11 b/w illus.
Pagine Arabe: 242






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