Climate and the New Materialisms

Hannes Bergthaller*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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
Pages300-314
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781108669573
ISBN (Print)9781108484879
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 1

Keywords

  • 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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