The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics
by Adrian Parr
Although climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes necessary to reverse these trends. Instead, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and discourse, and there are indications of a more virulent strain of capital accumulation on the horizon. Adrian Parr calls attention to th...more
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Columbia University Press
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This book starts out promising and goes downhill fast. After a great first chapter on the appropriation of environmentalism by capitalism and its conversion into a marketable lifestyle, Parr gets bogged down in the over-application of academic language, invoking French literary theorists in ludicrous situations and continually referencing the same neo-Marxist theories whose message she has clearly accepted in an entirely uncritical fashion. The chapter on population is particularly abysmal, brin...more