The Red and the Green: Left Perspectives on Ecology

Authors

  • Katherine Yih

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-042-05-1990-09_2

Keywords:

Ecology, Marxism

Abstract

The U.S. environmental movement is, in Murray Bookchin's estimation, "potentially, at least, one of the most radical to emerge since the sixties." Radical ecology perspectives, encompassing deep ecology, social ecology, bioregionalism, ecofeminism, and Marxist views, all involve some fundamental critique of the prevailing social/economic/political order of things in the world, thereby distinguishing themselves from mainstream environmentalism. But, even without the mainstream environmentalists, does the "movement"—more a hodgepodge of organizations informed by divergent ideologies and employing disparate strategies—really have the will or capacity to build toward the structural change necessary to stave off and reverse environmental ruin?

Published

1990-10-02

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Section

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