Choose Life not Economic Growth: Critical Social Theory for People, Planet and Flourishing in the ‘Age of Nature’

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    Abstract

    Choose a fucking big television Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers... Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing sprit-crushing game shows Stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose your future. Choose life. (Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting, 1996) Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist (Kenneth Boulding)
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-113
    Number of pages21
    JournalCurrent Perspectives in Social Theory
    Volume26
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science

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