Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new era is a book edited by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis, which consists of over 50 entries covering various themes related to degrowth. We live in an era of stagnation, rapid impoverishment, rising inequalities and socio-ecological disasters. In the dominant discourse, these are effects of economic crisis, lack of growth or underdevelopment. This book argues that growth is the cause of these problems and that it has become uneconomic, ecologically unsustainable and intrinsically unjust. When the language in use is inadequate to articulate what begs to be articulated, then it is time for a new vocabulary. A movement of activists and intellectuals, first starting in France and then spreading to the rest of the world, has called for... read more
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