By Damian F. White
This can be the 1st accomplished assessment of the paintings of Murray Bookchin, the left-libertarian social theorist and political ecologist who's greatly considered as the visionary precursor of anti-corporate politics.
Bookchin’s writing spans fifty years and engages with a large choice of matters: from ecology to city making plans, from environmental ethics to debates approximately radical democracy. Weaving insights from Hegel and Marx, Kropotkin and Mumford, Bookchin provides a serious thought whose vital utopian message is ‘things will be except they are’.
This available advent maps the evolution of Bookchin’s undertaking. It strains his arguable engagements with Marxism, anarchism, serious concept, postmodernism and eco-centric notion. It evaluates his try to increase a social ecology. eventually, it considers how his pondering pertains to present debates in social conception and environmentalism, severe concept and philosophy, political ecology and concrete conception.
Offering a transparent account of Bookchin’s key topics, this publication offers a serious yet sympathetic account of the strengths and weaknesses of Bookchin’s writing.
“An first-class ebook. Damian White brings to existence Bookchin the fellow and his paintings for a brand new iteration of readers. In so doing, he exhibits us how and why Bookchin can encourage us today.” —Professor Noel Castree, institution of setting and improvement, Manchester University
“This is a cosmopolitan and regarded paintings that indicates a real infrequent severe engagement with the intricacies of Bookchin’s thought.” —Professor Mike Smith, Queen’s collage, Ontario, Canada
“[The ebook] deals an insightful, scholarly and balanced account of the highbrow trip and achievements of Murray Bookchin, one of many towering figures of recent radical political concept and motion. This booklet is an excellent exposition of Bookchin’s thought.” —Dr. John Barry, tuition of Politics, overseas reports and Philosophy, Queen’s college Belfast
“White brings his large scholarship and acute analytical talents to undergo in either bringing to existence and severely situating Bookchin’s imaginative and prescient within the context of latest pondering. In prose that's either enticing and engaged, White demonstrates the centrality of Bookchin’s inquiries to our modern dilemmas, whereas rigorously disentangling and comparing his answers.” —Professor Ted Benton, division of Sociology, college of Essex