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.

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.

The Next Revolution

Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781685827

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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From Athens to New York, recent mass movements around the world have challenged austerity and authoritarianism with expressions of real democracy. For more than forty years, Murray Bookchin developed these democratic aspirations into a new left politics based on popular assemblies, influencing a wide range of political thinkers and social movements. With a foreword by the best-selling author of The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin, The Next Revolution brings together Bookchin’s essays on freedom and direct democracy for the first time, offering a bold political vision that can move us from protest to social transformation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Murray Bookchin Reader

Author: Janet Biehl,Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551641188

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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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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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.

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

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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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.

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

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

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.

Ecology Or Catastrophe

The Life of Murray Bookchin

Author: Janet Biehl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199342482

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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The biography of Murray Bookchin, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century, written by Bookchin's personal collaborator and copyeditor.

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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Social Anarchism Or Lifestyle Anarchism

An Unbridgeable Chasm

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781873176832

Category: Political Science

Page: 86

View: 1979

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.

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.

From Urbanization to Cities

Towards a New Politics of Citizenship

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Citizenship

Page: 279

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Tracing the history of the city from pre-history to the medieval city state, Bookchin reclaims the idea of the city as a major creative force in our civilization. He advocates a new approach to politics.

The Modern Crisis

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN: 9780920057629

Category: Nature

Page: 194

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Here, "the prophet of the green revolution" identifies social ecology as an alternative to society's head-on collision with disaster. Murray Bookchin exposes the underpinnings of consumerism and contrasts the destructive reality of a market economy with the potential for social and ecological sanity offered by a moral economy. Murray Bookchin has been a major spokesperson for more than twenty years for the ecology, appropriate technology, and anti-nuclear movements. He is the author of many books, including The Spanish Anarchists, Our Synthetic Environment, The Limits of the City, Toward an Ecological Society, Urbanization Without Cities, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, and The Ecology of Freedom. The Modern Crisis, in which he proposes a fundamental and empowering reconstruction of politics based on face-to-face municipal democracy, is the perfect introduction to the ideas of this great social theorist. "Murray Bookchin stands at the pinnacle of the genre of utopian social criticism."---Stanley Aronowitz, The Village Voice

Deep Ecology & Anarchism

A Polemic

Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Freedom Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780900384677

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Debate by various luminaries on deep ecology, social ecology, and anarchism.