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To interrupt your mandated 2019 General Election content, we’ve put together a list of resources on ecosocialism. We’re hoping as part of our new culture section to keep producing these resource guides on a number of topics. If you have a particular topic you want covered, let us know. We don’t want to simply create a reading list of books to buy, but provide a mixture. Hence, we have some books, some articles, and videos. So without further ado let’s look at ecosocialism, a term thrown around a lot nowadays.

Ecosocialism – Five Books

  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Perhaps the most well researched demonstration of how capitalism is unable to confront climate change. The starting point of mine and many others’ journeys.
  • Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene by McKenzie Wark. This work delights in bringing together many neglected aspects of left wing thought to apply them to environmental problems. Of particular use for those interested in radical theories of environmental knowledge.
  • Marx’s Ecology by John Bellamy Foster. This book was key in attempting to rescue the reputation of Marx’s environmental thinking. Foster, through looking at Marx’s wider writings, argues that there is more ecology here than traditionally accepted.
  • Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern by Ariel Salleh. This book attempts to bring together different strands of feminist, socialist and environmental thought. Important contribution for what is an often male dominated area of politics.
  • Climate Leviathan by Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright. This excellent piece of political theory attempts to map the many routes out of climate chaos, some worse than others. Important reading for anyone interested in our planetary future.

Ecosocialism – Five Articles

Ecosocialism – Five videos