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November 6, 2018

Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain

Tova Fleming

By Luis I. Prádanos (Iñaki). Liverpool University Press. 2018

This book brings together environmental cultural studies and postgrowth economics to examine counterhegemonic narratives and radical cultural shifts sparked by the global financial crisis of 2008. A number of critical voices worldwide have emphasized that in the context of a finite biosphere, constant economic growth is a biophysical impossibility. The problem is not a lack of growth but rather the globalization of an economic system addicted to constant growth, which destroys the ecological planetary systems that ...