The Three Ecologies

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Bloomsbury Academic, Dec 20, 2005 - Philosophy - 174 pages
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Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical approach must be found which respects the differences between all living systems.This edition includes a chronology of Guattari's life and work, introductions to both his general philosophy and to the work itself, and extended notes to the original text.

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a must read book, with a deeper analyse than in the concept of sustainable development. > how to link : environmental preservation, social relation, human subjectivity ( individual and collective). > Not only : linking economic+social+environment for the futur of earth but In french Read full review

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Guattari has extended his definition of ecology beyond merely environmental concerns to include human subjectivity itself. Guatari's finely nuanced, radically dissensual approach to social ecology requires the collective production of unpredicable and untamed "dissident subjectivities" rather than mass movement of like-minded people. A capitalism that does not exploit resources -be they natural or human- is as yet unthinkable. A capitalism that is symbiotic rather than parasitic may never be possible. 

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Felix Guattari (1930-1992) was a French psychoanalyst, philosopher, social theorist and radical activist. He is best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze. Gary Genosko is Professor of Sociology at Lakehead University, Canada. He is editor of The Guattari Reader, Deleuze and Guattari: Critical Assessments, and author of Baudrillard and Signs, Undisciplined Theory, and McLuhan and Baudrillard: The Masters of Implosion. Ian Pindar is a freelance writer and editor. Paul Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Roehampton University, UK.

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