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Ecocide: A Short History of Mass Extinction of Species

By: Franz J Broswimmer
204 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Pluto Press
Ecocide: A Short History of Mass Extinction of Species
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Account of the ecological impact that the human species has on the planet. Broswimmer argues that in the open market place nature has been reduced to an assortment of exploitable resources. Focusing in particular on corporate-driven neoliberal forms of globalization, the industrial war economy and the massive increase in human population, he shows how we are willfully destroying our world. The five chapters of the book explore the critical milestones and turning points in human social evolution and associated changes of society-nature relations that have led to the loss of biodiversity and progressive ecocide. Chapter one explores the turning points in human evolution that led to the emergence of culture and and language as the defining marker of our species. Chapter two explores the impact of pre-modern societies on the environment. Chapter three provides a historical and sociological overview of the etiology of ecocide and mass extinction of species in the early modern era. Chapter four explores the sociological processes reflecting the developments in the modern industrial era. Finally, chapter five analyses the social and historical processes that account for the accelerating mass extinction and progressively ecocidal nature of the post-World War II era.


The human odyssey: from biological to cultural evolution; Problematic society u nature relations before the modern era; The modern assault on nature - the making of ecocide; The planet as sacrifice zone; Ecocide and globalization; Living in the age of ecocide.

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Franz J. Broswimmer is a Research Specialist at the Globalization Research Center, University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His academic fields of expertise include environmental sociology, social theory, and globalization. He has published several articles in academic social science journals.
By: Franz J Broswimmer
204 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Pluto Press
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Broswimmer's compelling polemic should be required reading for politicians and captains of industry everywhere... (he) points forward to a progressive politics and economics that truly could sustain Earth's bounty while looking after its people. Charles Secrett, Director Friends of the Earth, UK. "Franz J. Broswimmer's "Ecocide" helps us choose to take collective responsibility. It is essential reading for anybody who cares about the future of humanity and the diversity of species-a diversity on which depend the ecological conditions for our survival. Humanity is at a cross roads-the future will either be an ecological wasteland of extinct species or a rejuvenation of ecological democracy." Vandana Shiva
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