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Recovering Bookchin

Recovering Bookchin

Social Ecology and the Crises of our Time

Andy Price (Author); Murray Bookchin (About)

$29.95
  • Publisher: New Compass Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 263
  • Released: Oct 26, 2012
  • ISBN-13: 9788293064169

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Through an extensive body of political and philosophical ideas he called social ecology, Murray Bookchin (1921–2006) elucidated one of the first intellectual responses to the ecological crisis. However, over the last two decades of his life Bookchin’s ideas slipped from focus, obscured by the emergence of a crude caricature that portrayed him as a dogmatic sectarian who intended to dominate the radical left for his own personal motivations. In this book, Andy Price revisits the Bookchin caricature and critically discounts it as the product of a largely misguided literature that focused on Bookchin the individual and not his ideas. By looking afresh at Bookchin's work, Price argues that his contribution can be seen to provide a coherent practical and theoretical response to the ecological and social crises of our time.

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