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Author Brennan, Teresa, 1952-

Title Exhausting modernity : grounds for a new economy / Teresa Brennan
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 The foundational fantasy; 3 Energetics; 4 Inertia; 5 The time/energy axis; 6 Production and real value; 7 The speed of acquisition, or how space replaces time; 8 The state and exploitation; 9 Imaginary time; 10 Exploitation and opposition; Afterword; Index
Summary Exhausting Modernity is a bold, exciting new work on the exhaustion of our resources, both natural and human. Brennan marshalls the insights of Marx and Freud to provide a compelling and insightful analysis of the pervading modern capitalism: environmental collapse, rising poverty levels, and the increased global economic disparity. Linking the consumption of environmental resources to our own depleted psychic life, she argues that modernity must be rethought if we are to find a sustainable future for both the environment and our own psychic life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economics -- Philosophy.
Economics -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203244478 (electronic bk.)
0203469283 (electronic bk.)
9780203244470 (electronic bk.)
9780203469286 (electronic bk.)