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The Resource Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes

Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes

Label
Ecology and historical materialism
Title
Ecology and historical materialism
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Hughes
Title variation
Ecology & Historical Materialism
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the widely-held view that Marxism is unable to deal adequately with environmental problems. Jonathan Hughes considers the nature of environmental problems, and the evaluative perspectives that may be brought to bear on them. He examines Marx's critique of Malthus, his method, and his materialism, interpreting the latter as a recognition of human dependence on nature. Central to the book's argument is an interpretation of the 'development of the productive forces' which takes account of the differing ecological impacts of different productive technologies while remaining consistent with the normative and explanatory roles that this concept plays within Marx's theory. Turning finally to Marx's vision of a society founded on the communist principle 'to each according to his needs', the author concludes that the underlying notion of human need is one whose satisfaction presupposes only a modest and ecologically feasible expansion of productive output
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1966-
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Hughes, Jonathan
Dewey number
577/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.H83 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in Marxism and social theory
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  • Ecology
  • Historical materialism
Label
Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ecological problems: definition and evaluation -- 2. Marxism and the green Malthusians -- 3. Marxism and the ecological method -- 4. Historical materialism: locating society in nature -- 5. Development of the productive forces -- 6. Capitalism, socialism and the satisfaction of needs
Control code
CR9780511490262
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521660907
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ecology and historical materialism, Jonathan Hughes
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ecological problems: definition and evaluation -- 2. Marxism and the green Malthusians -- 3. Marxism and the ecological method -- 4. Historical materialism: locating society in nature -- 5. Development of the productive forces -- 6. Capitalism, socialism and the satisfaction of needs
Control code
CR9780511490262
Extent
1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521660907
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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