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Title: The Labor(s) of Degrowth
Authors: Barca, Stefania 
Keywords: Degrowth; Labor; Alienation; Ecofeminist political economy
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Degrowth; Labor; Alienation; Ecofeminist political economy
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract: The degrowth debate so far has lacked a clear vision of what social subjects, and which processes of political subjectivation, can turn its vision into a political strategy. In this contribution to the debate on degrowth and eco-socialism, I point to the place of labor in the politics of socio-ecological revolution, arguing that degrowth should aim for a truly democratic, workers’ controlled production system, where alienation is actively countered by a collective reappropriation of the products of labor and by a truly democratic decision-making process over the use of the surplus. Such strategy must be based on an extended concept of class relations that goes beyond the wage labor relation, and toward a broader conception of work as a (gendered and racialized) mediator of social metabolism. I conclude that ecosocialist degrowth should take the form of a struggle for dealienating both industrial and meta-industrial labor.
Description: Published online: 11 Sep 2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/83475
ISSN: 1045-5752
1548-3290
DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2017.1373300
Rights: embargoedAccess
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