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Utopian Rhetoric on Global Warming

Will the Flower Slip through the Asphalt: Writers Respond to Capitalist Climate Change edited by Vijay Prashad, New Delhi, LeftWord Books, 2017; pp 118, ₹175.

Amidst the outpouring of literature on global warming and what the world should do about it, there is very little on the relationship between capital and global warming. This is obviously not the same as writing on the economic or socio-economic dimensions of the problem, or even writing that is passed off under subject headings such as the “political economy of climate change” or “politics of climate change.” To write about capital and global warming is to adopt a viewpoint that sees capitalism as the essence of the global political, social and economic order, evoking a critical Marxist view of how capitalism structures the relationship between human society and nature. Expectedly, the literature from this viewpoint on global warming is very sparse, which is why this book will undoubtedly arouse the expectations of many who come across the title.

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Updated On : 24th May, 2017

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