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Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus


This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban environments. Grounding its theoretical debate in empirical studies of struggles to obtain water in the informal settlements of Durban, South Africa, as well as in the creative acts of insurgent art activists in London, the book builds on the work of key Marxist thinkers to redefine “environmental politics.” A Marxist philosophy of praxis—that world-changing ideas emerge from the acts of everyday people—u ... More

Keywords: urban political ecology, urban environments, insurgent art activities, Marxist thinkers, social relations, natural relations, environmental politics, Georg Lukács, Antonio Gramsci, Henri Lefebvre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665716
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Loftus, author