Political EducationExcerpts from John Bellamy Foster's 1999 essay "Marx's Theory of the Metabolic Rift: Classical Foundations for Environmental Sociology."
Join BuxMont DSA every other week (alternating Mondays and Wednesdays) at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
This classic work of eco-Marxist academic writing argues that Marx’s work is not entirely “human-centric” and thus unconcerned with issues of ecology and environment but rather provides an insightful foundation to study the relations between human society and nature. Foster analyzes passages from Capital in context of developments in soil science during Marx’s time that foreground what Marx called the “metabolism” between society and nature that capitalism disrupts through exploitation of both worker and soil.
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7 PM
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
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