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Max Koch

Max Koch

Professor

Max Koch

Die Naturalisierung des Wachstums in Produktion und Konsumtion: Von Marx über den Regulationsansatz zu Bourdieu

The Naturalisation of Growth in Production and Conumption: From Marx and the Regulation Approach to Bourdieu

Author

  • Max Koch

Summary, in English

This paper analyses the hegemony of the growth paradigm through the example of its naturalisation in capitalist production and consumption relations. Applying a combination of theoretical elements from the Marxian tradition, the Regulation approach and Bourdieusian sociology, emphasis is placed on how the growth imperative is reflected in people’s minds and bodies. It becomes hegemonic because it appears to be the natural way of steering economy and society. As a result, all people – including working people – benefit from the continuation of growth. To overcome the growth paradigm, activists would need to build on a crisis of the ‘objective’ structures of economy and society.

Department/s

  • School of Social Work

Publishing year

2017-12-14

Language

German

Pages

635-652

Publication/Series

Prokla- Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft

Volume

47

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Westfälisches Dampfboot

Topic

  • Social Work

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0342-8176