The Wrath of Capital

Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 48

Adrian Parr calls attention to the problematic socioeconomic conditions of neoliberal capitalism underpinning the world's current environmental challenges, and she argues that, until we grasp the implications of neoliberalism's interference in climate change talks and policy, humanity is on track to an irreversible crisis. Les mer
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Adrian Parr calls attention to the problematic socioeconomic conditions of neoliberal capitalism underpinning the world's current environmental challenges, and she argues that, until we grasp the implications of neoliberalism's interference in climate change talks and policy, humanity is on track to an irreversible crisis. Parr calls out the neoliberalization of nature in the development of green technologies, land use, dietary habits, reproductive practices, consumption patterns, design strategies, and media. She dismisses the notions that the free market can solve and reverse debilitating environmental degradation and that climate change is nothing more than a political ghost emptied of its collective aspirations. Decrying what she perceives as a failure of the human imagination and an impoverishment of political institutions, Parr pushes the sustainability movement to engage more aggressively with the logical and cultural manifestations of consumer economics. If the economically powerful continue to monopolize the meaning of environmental change, she warns, new and more promising collective solutions will fail to take root.

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Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction: Business as Usual 1. Climate Capitalism 2. Green Angels or Carbon Cowboys? 3. Population 4. To Be or Not to Be Thirsty 5. Sounding the Alarm on Hunger 6. Animal Pharm 7. Modern Feeling and the Green City 8. Spill Afterword: In the Danger Zone Notes Bibliography Index

Om forfatteren

Adrian Parr is the chair and director of the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati and UNESCO cochair of water and sustainability. She is the author of Hijacking Sustainability; Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory, and the Politics of Trauma; and New Directions in Sustainable Design (coedited with Michael Zaretsky).