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Towards a society of degrowth, Onofrio Romano

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Towards a society of degrowth
Title
Towards a society of degrowth
Statement of responsibility
Onofrio Romano
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the concept of degrowth, beginning from a basic assumption, that not of resource depletion, as common to the majority of literature in the field, but rather from a state of abundance, arguing that there is a vast amount of energy on the planet waiting to be utilised by all its inhabitants. Adopting a sociological approach, Onofrio Romano argues that the growth momentum is not simply a broadly shared "value", but the physiological outcome of a specific institutional frame. The problem is that in its mainstream formulation the degrowth alternative shares with the growth-led regime some basic anthropological, political and institutional pillars. In order to build a real alternative, Romano suggests to review degrowth in the light of the dépense notion by Georges Bataille. According to him, our societies have no problems with acknowledging scarcity, but with dealing with the surplus energy that calls us to act for a qualified life. So, in order to erase the growth obsession, we have to ward off the "servile" dimension, i.e. the utilitarian activities needed for the mere reproduction of life, in order to regain a "sovereign" posture over the world, featured by the emergence of a de-thinking subject. Innovative and provocative, Towards a Society of Degrowth will be of great interest to students and scholars of degrowth, sociology, social anthropology, political ecology and ecological economics"--
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1968-
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Romano, Onofrio
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge explorations in environmental studies
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  • Negative growth (Economics)
  • Economic development
  • Economic anthropology
  • Environmental economics
Label
Towards a society of degrowth, Onofrio Romano
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sociology of growth -- Degrowth. The rise of a radical alternative -- Rethinking degrowth through dépense -- Beyond the servile: the society of degrowth
Control code
on1119067774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 138 pages
Isbn
9781138543409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119067774
Label
Towards a society of degrowth, Onofrio Romano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sociology of growth -- Degrowth. The rise of a radical alternative -- Rethinking degrowth through dépense -- Beyond the servile: the society of degrowth
Control code
on1119067774
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 138 pages
Isbn
9781138543409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119067774

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