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Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

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Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability.

This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and m
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge (first published October 20th 2014)
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good introduction to the topic of degrowth. It is a collection of 3-4 page essays by around 50 contributors which cover a topic each. Due to this structure I found it repetitive at times, but it is a good beginners' read on degrowth. ...more
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The word "degrowth" was something I registered a while back, but it wasn't until a month into the COVID quarantine and finding myself enjoying days of minimal consumption / craving community that I actually started looking into the idea with any seriousness. I also wanted to answer a question I've had for the longest time: we always hear about GDP growth, and I couldn't help but ask, why is it that we can always and continuously grow (contrary to most other phenomena which tend to be cyclical or ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Degrowth:A Vocab for a New Era covers a very broad array of topics and perspectives around the subject of degrowing the world's major economies in order to preserve people's well-being while adapting to the climate crisis, which makes this anthology of essays well worth the read. The chapters are short, so it's easy to finish even on a busy schedule, and they provide helpful sources and keywords for further reading. ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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Not the easiest intro to degrowth, it's been a long time since I read such academic texts but I'm glad I persevered and now had a breadth of understanding over this umbrella issue. But there's a great deal more to digest and so deeper into degrowth I go... ...more
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Great for what it was: a number of very brief (2-4 pages) introductions to topics in the degrowth sphere. Harvested a lot of sources for future reading
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very helpful, if sometimes repetitive, guide to key concepts in "degrowth" thinking.

The book is divided into four parts: Lines of Thought, The Core, The Action, and Alliances--with 51 "terms" in total.
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