Climate and the New Materialisms

Hannes Bergthaller*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The crisis of anthropogenic climate change is made worse by the hegemony of neoliberal, free-market economic orthodoxy. Almost everywhere the idea of “the market” reigns supreme, like an angry god demanding constant deference and tribute. The essential problem is this: Neoliberalism is hostile to the idea of economic planning and redistribution; it maintains that the market is largely self-regulating, but adapting to and mitigating the worst of climate change will require robust and active states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate and American Literature
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781108669573
ISBN (Print)9781108484879
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 1


  • climate change
  • climate denial
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • Koch brothers
  • Mont Pelerin Society
  • Neoliberalism
  • over accumulation
  • profit crisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Environmental Science


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