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Foster, John Bellamy

Overview
Works: 152 works in 422 publications in 8 languages and 12,673 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Originator, Creator
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Most widely held works by John Bellamy Foster
Marx's ecology : materialism and nature by John Bellamy Foster( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the writing of Marx and others, and "by reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting and sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis."--Cover
The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earth by John Bellamy Foster( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision if we don't alter course. In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earthenvironmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York offer a radical assessment of both the problem and the solution. They argue that the source of our ecological crisis lies in the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands individual riches at the expense of public wealth, including the wealth of nature. In the process, a huge ecological rift is driven between human beings and nature, undermining the conditions of sustainable existence: a rift in the metabolic relation between humanity and nature that is irreparable within capitalist society, since integral to its very laws of motion. Critically examining the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist instead that fundamental changes in social relations must occur if the ecological (and social) problems presently facing us are to be transcended. Their analysis relies on the development of a deep dialectical naturalism concerned with issues of ecology and evolution and their interaction with the economy. Importantly, they offer reasons for revolutionary hope in moving beyond the regime of capital and toward a society of sustainable human development.--From http://www.booktopia.com.au (June 23, 2011)
The theory of monopoly capitalism : an elaboration of Marxian political economy by John Bellamy Foster( )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1966, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy published Monopoly Capital, a monumental work of economic theory and social criticism that sought to reveal the basic nature of the capitalism of their time. Their theory, and its continuing elaboration by Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, and others in Monthly Review magazine, infl uenced generations of radical and heterodox economists. They recognized that Marx's work was unfi nished and itself historically conditioned, and that any attempt to understand capitalism as an evolving phenomenon needed to take changing conditions into account. Having observed the rise of giant monopolistic (or oligopolistic) fi rms in the twentieth century, they put monopoly capital at the center of their analysis, arguing that the rising surplus such fi rms accumulated--as a result of their pricing power, massive sales efforts, and other factors--could not be profi tably invested back into the economy
The great financial crisis : causes and consequences by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, manyincluding economists and financial expertswere shocked by the speed at which events unfolded. In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future. They examine the specifics of the housing bubble and the credit crunch as well as situate current events within a broader crisis of monopoly-finance capitalismone that has been gestating for several decades. It is the "real" productive economy? tendency toward stagnation, they argue, that creates a need for capital to find ways to profitably invest its surplus. But rather than invest in socially useful projects that would benefit the vast majority, capital has constructed a financialized "casino" economy that neglects social needs and, as has become increasingly clear, is fatally unstable. Written over a two-year period immediately prior to the onset of the crisis, this timely and illuminating book is necessary reading for all those who wish to understand the current situation, how we got here, and where we are heading
The vulnerable planet : a short economic history of the environment by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With impressive historical and economic detail ranging from the industrial Revolution to modern imperialism, The Vulnerable Planet explores the reasons why a global economic system geared toward private profit has spelled vulnerability for the earth's fragile natural environment." "Rejecting both individualistic solutions and policies that tinker at the margins, John Bellamy Foster calls for a fundamental reorganization of production on a social basis so as to make possible a sustainable and ecological economy." "This revised edition includes a new afterword by the author."--Jacket
Hungry for profit : the agribusiness threat to farmers, food, and the environment( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions go hungry every year in both poor and rich nations, yet hundreds of thousands of peasants and farmers continue to be pushed off the land. Applied in increasing volumes, chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers deplete the soil, pollute our food and water, and leave crops more vulnerable to pest outbreaks. The new and expanding use of genetically engineered seeds threatens species diversity. This penetrating set of essays explains why corporate agribusiness is a rising threat to farmers, the environment, and consumers. Ranging in subject from the politics of hunger to the new agri
Capitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolution by Robert Waterman McChesney( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the new technologies of the information age reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies. Not a day goes by that we don't see a news clip, hear a radio report, or read an article heralding the miraculous new technologies of the information age. The communication revolution associated with these technologies is often heralded as the key to a new age of "globalization." How is all of this reshaping the labor force, transforming communications, changing the potential of democracy, and altering the course of history itself? Capitalism and the Information Age presents a rigorous examination of some of the most crucial problems and possibilities of these novel technologies
Marx and the earth : an anti-critique by John Bellamy Foster( )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A decade and a half ago John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett introduced a new, revolutionary understanding of the ecological foundations of Marx's thought, demonstrating that Marx's concepts of the universal metabolism of nature, social metabolism, and metabolic rift prefigured much of modern systems ecology. Ecological relations were shown to be central to Marx's critique of capitalism, including his value analysis. Now in Marx and the Earth Foster and Burkett expand on this analysis in the process of responding to recent ecosocialist criticisms of Marx. The result is a full-fledged anti-critique--pointing to the crucial roles that dialectics, open-system thermodynamics, intrinsic value, and aesthetic understandings played in the original Marxian critique, holding out the possibility of a new red-green synthesis."--Publisher's description
What every environmentalist needs to know about capitalism : a citizen's guide to capitalism and the environment by Fred Magdoff( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a growing consensus that the planet is heading toward environmental catastrophe: climate change, ocean acidification, ozone depletion, global freshwater use, loss of biodiversity, and chemical pollution all threaten our future unless we act. What is less clear is how humanity should respond. The contemporary environmental movement is the site of many competing plans and prescriptions, and composed of a diverse set of actors, from militant activists to corporate chief executives. This short, readable book is a sharply argued manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of "green capitalism" or piecemeal reform. Environmental and economic scholars Magdoff and Foster contend that the struggle to reverse ecological degradation requires a firm grasp of economic reality. Going further, they argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power--no matter how "green"--Are incapable of making the changes that are necessary. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism tackles the two largest issues of our time, the ecological crisis and the faltering capitalist economy, in a way that is thorough, accessible, and sure to provoke debate in the environmental movement."--Publisher's description
Critique of intelligent design : materialism versus creationism from antiquity to the present by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of Intelligent Design is a compelling account of the debate between materialism and religion as well as an overview of the contemporary fight concerning nature, science, history, morality, and knowledge. The authors demonstrate how historical materialism is a crucial social foundation from which to confront intelligent design. They provide a fascinating account of the development of science in opposition to the proponents of "received wisdom."--Publisher description
The endless crisis : how monopoly-finance capital produces stagnation and upheaval from the U.S.A. to China by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The days of boom and bubble are over, and the time has come to understand the long-term economic reality. Although the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, hopes for a new phase of rapid economic expansion were quickly dashed. Instead, growth has been slow, unemployment has remained high, wages and benefits have seen little improvement, poverty has increased, and the trend toward more inequality of incomes and wealth has continued. It appears that the Great Recession has given way to a period of long-term anemic growth, which Foster and McChesney term the Great Stagnation. This study traces the origins of economic stagnation and explains what it means for a clear understanding of our current situation. The authors point out that increasing monopolization of the economy--when a handful of large firms dominate one or several industries--leads to an over-abundance of capital and too few profitable investment opportunities, with economic stagnation as the result. Absent powerful stimuli to investment, such as historic innovations like the automobile or major government spending, modern capitalist economies have become increasingly dependent on the financial sector to realize profits. And while financialization may have provided a temporary respite from stagnation, it is a solution that cannot last indefinitely, as instability in financial markets over the last half-decade has made clear.--Adapated from Amazon.com
In defense of history : Marxism and the postmodern agenda( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology against capitalism by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faltering economy : the problem of accumulation under monopoly capitalism( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecological revolution : making peace with the planet by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the present ecological crisis, Foster argues, lie in capital's rapacious expansion, which has now achieved unprecedented heights of irrationality across the globe. Foster demonstrates that the only possible answer for humanity is an ecological revolution: a struggle to make peace with the planet. Foster details the beginnings of such a revolution in human relations with the environment which can now be found throughout the globe, especially in the periphery of the world system, where the most ambitious experiments are taking place. From publisher description
How to read Karl Marx by Ernst Fischer( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pox Americana : exposing the American empire( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gathers the work of leading left-wing analysts of imperialism to examine the nature and prospects of the U.S. imperial project currently being given shape by war and occupation in the Middle East and the dynamics at work behind the "War on Terrorism."
Naked imperialism : the U.S. pursuit of global dominance by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Cold War years, mainstream commentators were quick to dismiss the idea that the United States was an imperialist power. Even when U.S. interventions led to the overthrow of popular governments, as in Iran, Guatemala, or the Congo, or wholesale war, as in Vietnam, this fiction remained intact. During the 1990s and especially since September 11, 2001, however, it has crumbled. Today, the need for American empire is openly proclaimed and defended by mainstream analysts and commentators. John Bellamy Foster's Naked Imperialism examines this important transformation in U.S. global policy and ideology, showing the political and economic roots of the new militarism and its consequences both in the global and local context. Foster shows how U.S.-led global capitalism is preparing the way for a new age of barbarism and demonstrates the necessity for resistance and solidarity on a global scale."--Page 4 of cover
Trump in the White House : tragedy and farce by John Bellamy Foster( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trump in the White House, John Bellamy Foster places the president and his administration in full historical context. Foster reveals that Trump is merely the endpoint of a stagnating economic system whose liberal democratic sheen has begun to wear thin. Beneath a veneer of democracy, we see the authoritarian rule that oversees decreasing wages, anti-science and climate-change denialism, a dying public education system, and expanding prisons and military--all powered by a phony populism seething with centuries of racism that never went away
The age of monopoly capital : selected correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, 1949-1964 by Paul A Baran( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rich correspondence that preceded the publication of Monopoly Capital Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy were two of the leading Marxist economists of the twentieth century. Their seminal work, Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order, published in 1966, two years after Baran's death, was in many respects the culmination of fifteen years of correspondence between the two, from 1949 to 1964. During those years, Baran, a professor of economics at Stanford, and Sweezy, a former professor of economics at Harvard, then co-editing Monthly Review in New York City, were separated by three thousand miles. Their intellectual collaboration required that they write letters to one another frequently and, in the years closer to 1964, almost daily. Their surviving correspondence consists of some one thousand letters. The letters selected for this volume illuminate not only the development of the political economy that was to form the basis of Monopoly Capital, but also the historical context--the McCarthy Era, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis--in which these thinkers were forced to struggle. Not since Marx and Engels carried on their epistolary correspondence has there has been a collection of letters offering such a detailed look at the making of a prescient critique of political economy--and at the historical conditions from which that critique was formed"--Provided by publisher
 
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The great financial crisis : causes and consequences
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The ecological rift : capitalism's war on the earthThe theory of monopoly capitalism : an elaboration of Marxian political economyThe great financial crisis : causes and consequencesThe vulnerable planet : a short economic history of the environmentHungry for profit : the agribusiness threat to farmers, food, and the environmentCapitalism and the information age : the political economy of the global communication revolutionCritique of intelligent design : materialism versus creationism from antiquity to the presentIn defense of history : Marxism and the postmodern agenda
Alternative Names
Bellamy Foster, John

Bellamy Foster, John 1953-

Foster, John B.

Foster, John B. 1953-

John Bellamy Foster Amerikaans journalist

John Bellamy Foster profesor de sociología y escritor

John Bellamy Foster US-amerikanischer Journalist, Soziologe, Essayist und Ökosozialist

Фостер Джон Беллами

جان بلامی فاستر ژورنالیست آمریکایی

جون بيلامي فوستر

जॉन बेलामी फॉ़स्टर

포스터, 존 벨라미

포스터, 존 벨라미 1953-

포스터, 존 벨러미 1953-

ジョン・ベラミー・フォスター

フォスター, J. B

フォスター, ジョン・ベラミー

約翰·貝拉米·福斯特

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