Ecology Vs Marxism

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According to Steward and Zaaiman (2014: 539) the environment is a political issue because it is a source of power, control and wealth. The understanding of this issue is related with the history of the accumulation, forced removals, exploitation, social and environmental justice, exclusion and an unequal access to and the use of environmental resources. The majority of the black population, the environment was used as an instrument which destroyed and constraints productive opportunities and livelihoods. Thus this had a negative impact on the interaction between people and the environment forcing the black population to live in overcrowded and degraded environments. This essay will discuss the eco-Marxism perspective and then analyse the…show more content…
For those people the environment had no value therefore they took it for granted and mistreated it as it could not defend itself. Today’s critics argue that the world view of Marx and Engels was placed before everything else in the technological defeat of nature, and despite the ecological sensitivity that they showed in certain areas, this still remains the most important context in which their theoretical contributions must be judged.(Foster, 1999: 44…show more content…
The use of natural resources needs to be limited to avoid degrading the environment; once the natural resources are used up there will be nothing left because they are nonrenewable. Once the resources are depleted it will be impossible for industrial farming to carry on as it depends on these natural resources. According to the researcher’s opinion things have changed as compared to the past, firstly industrial farming was never seen as an environmental problem but as a way in which planted their own vegetables and also had their own animals which produced milk, eggs and meat for them instead of buying them. Nowadays it is very difficult to do that because of climate change and the fact that it doesn’t rain much, because plants used to be watered by the rain or water from the dam but now that doesn’t happen. Yes, pests were there but not as much as today and people from the rural areas used goat waste as a
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