The Ecology of Freedom

The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781904859260
Category: History
Page: 491
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Indispensable reading for anyone who is tired of living in a world where everything and everyone is an exploitable resource. Murray Bookchin uses an inspired synthesis of ecology, anthropology, philosophy and political theory to trace the human race's conflicting legacies of freedom and domination, from the emergence of human culture to today's global capitalism.

Chomsky on Anarchism


Author: Barry Pateman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904859260
Category: Anarchism
Page: 241
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The Murray Bookchin Reader


Author: Janet Biehl,Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9781551641188
Category: Philosophy
Page: 244
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The Philosophy of Social Ecology

Essays on Dialectical Naturalism
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited
ISBN: 9781551640181
Category: Nature
Page: 183
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Decades ago when the concern over the ecology centred around problems of conventional environmentalism, Murray Bookchin was already at work formulating his unique philosophy of social ecology, offered here in this second, revised edition.

Defending the Earth

Debate Between Murray Bookchin and Dave Foreman
Author: Murray Bookchin,Dave Foreman
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9780921689881
Category: Political Science
Page: 147
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Recovering Bookchin

Social Ecology and the Crises of Our Time
Author: Andy Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788293064169
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Through a body of political and philosophical ideas that he called social ecology, Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) elucidated one of the first intellectual responses to the ecological crisis. According to Bookchin, the causes of our present environmental problems lay in a long history of social domination and exploitation, that only could be remedied by a new liberatory project centered around direct democratic cities, a moral economy and confederalism. However, over the last two decades of his life Bookchin's ideas slipped from focus, obscured by the emergence of a crude caricature of him as a dogmatic sectarian who intended to dominate the radical left for his own personal motivations. In Recovering Bookchin, political philosopher Andy Price recounts the debates between Bookchin and the deep ecologists, the anarchists and primitivists, identifying and critically discounting the Bookchin caricature as a body of critique leveled against Bookchin the person rather than his ideas. Price argues that by looking afresh at his work, Bookchin's contribution provides a coherent practical and theoretical response to the ecological and social crises of our time.

Toward an Ecological Society


Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books
ISBN: 9780919618985
Category: Nature
Page: 315
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"Bookchin's great virtue is that he constantly relates his theories to society as it is."George Woodcock"Bookchin is capable of penetrating, finely indignant historical analysis. Another stimulating collection."In These Times"A work that gives abundant evidence of its author's position at the centre of debate."Telos

Social Ecology and Communalism


Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781904859499
Category: Nature
Page: 118
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A collection of essays by the late Murray Bookchin, the acclaimed writer and activist who spent most of his life working towards a better world. The basic premise of social ecology is to re-harmonise the balance between society and nature, to create a rational ecological society - aims that are increasingly vital and increasingly a part of the mainstream political discourse. This collection of essays give an overview and introduction to his ideas.

The Philosophy of Social Ecology

Essays on Dialectical Naturalism
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books
ISBN: 9780921689690
Category: Dialectic
Page: 198
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Post-scarcity Anarchism


Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781904859062
Category: History
Page: 199
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From the 'Working Classics Series ' comes this modern anarchist classic, bringing an inspiring vision of how a non-hierarchical, ecologically minded and non-capitalist society can equitably meet human needs. Bookchin argues that material scarcity need no longer plague human history. Through the dissolution of hierarchical relations, social and cultural potentials can now be fulfilled in our 'post-scarcity' era.

The Next Revolution

Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781781685808
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 220
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"Many similarities exist between the new movements against austerity that have emerged since 2011, ranging from Taksim Square in Turkey to the Chilean student protests, and from Greece to NYC. One of them is their return to the principles of direct democracy and their organization around popular assemblies. These ideas are hardly new - Murray Bookchin, who is one of the leading anarchist thinkers of the twentieth century, has been elaborating ideas about popular assemblies for several decades that have influenced thinkers such as David Harvey. The Next Revolution brings together Bookchin's writings on popular assemblies for the first time, just as his ideas are rekindling the radical imagination worldwide"--

Remaking Society

Pathways to a Green Future
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780896083721
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
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Argues that the solution to today's global ecological crisis depends on decentralized democratic communities, ecologically safe technologies, organic agriculture, and humanly scaled industries

Urbanization without cities

the rise and decline of citizenship
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781895431018
Category: Political Science
Page: 316
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Our Synthetic Environment


Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781684222339
Category: Science
Page: 328
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2018 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Our Synthetic Environment was one of the first books of the modern period in which an author espoused an ecological and environmentalist worldview. It predates Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson, a more widely known book on the same topic widely credited as starting the environmental movement. "At the time of its publication, Our Synthetic Environment was the most comprehensive and enlightened book on the environmental crisis. Many other books on this topic have been published since, but none, I believe, as comprehensive." --René Dubos

Social Anarchism Or Lifestyle Anarchism

An Unbridgeable Chasm
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 9781873176832
Category: Political Science
Page: 86
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This book asks - and tries to answer - several basic questions that affect all Leftists today. Will anarchism remain a revolutionary social movement or become a chic boutique lifestyle subculture? Will its primary goals be the complete transformation of a hierarchical, class, and irrational society into a libertarian communist one? Or will it become an ideology focused on personal well-being, spiritual redemption, and self-realization within the existing society? In an era of privatism, kicks, introversion, and postmodernist nihilism, Murray Bookchin forcefully examines the growing nihilistic trends that threaten to undermine the revolutionary tradition of anarchism and co-opt its fragments into a harmless personalistic, yuppie ideology of social accommodation that presents no threat to the existing powers that be. This small book, tightly reasoned and documented, should be of interest to all radicals in the "postmodern age", socialists as well as anarchists, for whom the Left seems in hopeless disarray.

Ecology of Everyday Life

Rethinking the Desire for Nature
Author: Chaia Heller
Publisher: Black Rose Books
ISBN: 9781551641331
Category: Education
Page: 182
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Examines the ecological impulse as a"desire for nature."

Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism

A Brian Morris Reader
Author: Brian Morris
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860936
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Over the course of a long career, Brian Morris has created an impressive body of engaging and insightful writings—from social anthropology and ethnography to politics, history, and philosophy—that is accessible to the layperson without sacrificing analytical rigor. But until now, the essays collected here, originally published in obscure journals and political magazines, have been largely unavailable to the broad readership to which they are so naturally suited. The opposite of arcane, specialized writing, Morris’s work takes an interdisciplinary approach that offers connections between various scholarly interests and anarchist politics and thought. There is a long history of anarchist writers drawing upon works in a range of fields, and Morris’s essays both explore past connections and suggest ways that broad currents of anarchist thought will have new and ever-emerging relevance for anthropology and many other ways of understanding social relationships.

The Limits of the City

With a New Introduction
Author: Murray Bookchin
Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books
ISBN: 9780920057346
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
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The Accumulation of Freedom

Writings on Anarchist Economics
Author: Anthony J. Nocella II,Deric Shannon,John Asimakopoulos
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350957
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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The only crisis of capitalism is capitalism itself. Let's toss credit default swaps, bailouts, environmental externalities and, while we're at it, private ownership of production in the dustbin of history. The Accumulation of Freedom brings together economists, historians, theorists, and activists for a first-of-its-kind study of anarchist economics. The editors aren't trying to subvert the notion of economics—they accept the standard definition, but reject the notion that capitalism or central planning are acceptable ways to organize economic life. Contributors include Robin Hahnel, Iain McKay, Marie Trigona, Chris Spannos, Ernesto Aguilar, Uri Gordon, and more.