Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

In a previous post on ‘Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington’, Panagiota Kotsila shared her reflections on the 2015 Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference, where together we organised a panel titled ‘Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease’. The post promised a forthcoming collection of papers on the topic, … Continue reading Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease

Capitalism, democracy, and the degrowth horizon (Part I)

By Leandro Vergara-Camus* In the third post of the Ecology after capitalism series, divided in Part I and Part II, Leandro Vergara-Camus argues that the root causes of the socially and ecologically destructive character of capitalism is not to be found in growth, but in capitalist accumulation. He suggests that growth can be greened in … Continue reading Capitalism, democracy, and the degrowth horizon (Part I)

Did we accomplish the revolution in geographic thought?

By Joaquin Villanueva* A new online symposium in the radical geography journal Antipode reflects on the state of critical and radical geography today, 44 years after David Harvey’s groundbreaking essay “Revolutionary and Counter-Revolutionary Theory in Geography and the Problem of Ghetto Formation”. Critical geography is an exciting field that has evolved and considerably expanded over … Continue reading Did we accomplish the revolution in geographic thought?

Beyond the limits of nature: a social-ecological view of growth and degrowth

By Eleanor Finley* In this second article of the series "Ecology after capitalism", Finley revisits the concept of growth from the libertarian socialist perspective of social ecology. She draws on Bookchin’s work to interrogate the limits of a degrowth conception of ‘growth’ and argues that we might find more opportunities for social and political transformation … Continue reading Beyond the limits of nature: a social-ecological view of growth and degrowth

The Trump moment in environmental conservation

By Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher* If environmental conservation doesn’t face the current political movement by becoming much more radical there will soon be precious little biodiversity to conserve. Global conservation is at a crossroads. Indeed: it has been for quite some time already. And now we have Donald Trump as U.S. President. Clearly, this … Continue reading The Trump moment in environmental conservation

The labor(s) of degrowth

By Stefania Barca* In the first post of the Ecology after capitalism series, Stefania Barca argues that degrowth has potential to facilitate the discussion and practice of an emancipatory ecological class-consciousness, provided it engages with the centrality of work and class in the transition to a post-carbon and post-capitalist paradigm. Ecological economist Giorgos Kallis’ response … Continue reading The labor(s) of degrowth

Decolonizing academic publication

By Odomaro Mubangizi, Amber Murrey and Maimuna Islam* Last year, Jimma University in Ethiopia was the location for a five-day workshop to address colonial hierarchies embedded in academic publication and to foster writing communities. This is a brief reflection on said workshop, which was titled “Setting Forth at Dawn: A workshop on the Geopolitics and … Continue reading Decolonizing academic publication

Ecology after capitalism

A series of upcoming posts on ENTITLEBlog seeks to foster emerging debates around egalitarian futures beyond accumulation and growth. In an intervention published on this blog in October 2015, the political ecologist Giorgos Kallis provided important arguments for an emerging dialogue between degrowth and eco-socialism. Commenting on a recent piece by John Bellamy Foster, and challenging … Continue reading Ecology after capitalism

Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert

Have we transformed our seas into a liquid desert? The documentary Desierto Líquido - Liquid Desert investigates overfishing through a journey that takes us close to the voices and lives of local fishing communities in Spain, Senegal and Mauritania. On the 25th of November 2016, the conference Blue EcoForum took place in the Maritime Museum … Continue reading Desierto Liquído – Liquid Desert