Rachel Carson's Ecological Critique

Authors

  • John Bellamy Foster
  • Brett Clark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-059-09-2008-02_1

Keywords:

Ecology

Abstract

Rachel Carson was born just over 100 years ago in 1907. Her most famous book Silent Spring, published in 1962, is often seen as marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Although an immense amount has been written about Carson and her work, the fact that she was objectively a "woman of the left" has often been downplayed. Today the rapidly accelerating planetary ecological crisis, which she more than anyone else alerted us to, calls for an exploration of the full critical nature of her thought and its relation to the larger revolt within science with which she was associated.

Published

2008-02-01

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