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In Catastrophic Times : Resisting the Coming Barbarism

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Title

In Catastrophic Times : Resisting the Coming Barbarism

Subject

Climate Crisis
Capitalism
Resistance
Barbarism
Science and Technology Studies

Description

There has been an epochal shift: the possibility of a global climate crisis is now upon us. Pollution, the poison of pesticides, the exhaustion of natural resources, falling water tables, growing social inequalities – these are all problems that can no longer be treated separately. The effects of global warming have a cumulative impact, and it is not a matter of a crisis that will “pass” before everything goes back to “normal.”

Our governments are totally incapable of dealing with the situation. Economic warfare obliges them to stick to the goal of irresponsible, even criminal, economic growth, whatever the cost. It is no surprise that people were so struck by the catastrophe in New Orleans. The response of the authorities – to abandon the poor whilst the rich were able to take shelter – is a symbol of the coming barbarism.

Creator

Stengers, Isabelle

Publisher

Open Humanities Press / meson press

Date

2015

Rights

CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Format

Print
PDF

Language

english

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN Print: 978-1-78542-009-2
ISBN PDF: 978-1-78542-010-8

Book

Title

In Catastrophic Times

Subtitle

Resisting the Coming Barbarism

Author/Editor

Stengers, Isabelle

Publisher

Open Humanities Press / meson press

Year Published

2015

Blurb

There has been an epochal shift: the possibility of a global climate crisis is now upon us. Pollution, the poison of pesticides, the exhaustion of natural resources, falling water tables, growing social inequalities – these are all problems that can no longer be treated separately. The effects of global warming have a cumulative impact, and it is not a matter of a crisis that will “pass” before everything goes back to “normal.”

Our governments are totally incapable of dealing with the situation. Economic warfare obliges them to stick to the goal of irresponsible, even criminal, economic growth, whatever the cost. It is no surprise that people were so struck by the catastrophe in New Orleans. The response of the authorities – to abandon the poor whilst the rich were able to take shelter – is a symbol of the coming barbarism.

Keywords

Climate Crisis
Capitalism
Resistance
Barbarism
Science and Technology Studies

ISBN Print

978-1-78542-009-2

ISBN PDF

978-1-78542-010-8

Rights

CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

english

Type

Book

Format

Print
PDF

Files

978-1-78542-010-8_In Catastrophic Times_Stengers.pdf

Citation

Stengers, Isabelle, “In Catastrophic Times : Resisting the Coming Barbarism,” meson press repository, accessed June 25, 2019, http://omeka.meson.press/items/show/15.