Everyday Environmentalism develops a conversation between marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban environments. Grounding its theoretical debate in empirical studies of struggles to obtain water in the informal settlements of Durban, South Africa, as well as in the creative acts of insurgent art activists in London, Alex Loftus builds on the work of key marxist thinkers to redefine "environmental politics.". A marxist philosophy of praxis-that world-changing ideas emerge from the acts
Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Emerging Moments in an Urban Political Ecology; 1. The Urbanization of Nature: Neil Smith and Posthumanist Controversies; 2. Sensuous Socio-Natures: The Concept of Nature in Marx; 3. Cyborg Consciousness: Questioning the Dialectics of Nature in Lukács; 4. When Theory Becomes a Material Force: Gramsci's Conjunctural Natures; 5. Cultural Praxis as the Production of Nature: Lefebvrean Natures; CONCLUSION: The Nature of Everyday Life; NOTES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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