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Max Koch

Max Koch

Professor

Max Koch

The Naturalisation of Growth: Marx, the Regulation Approach and Bourdieu

Author

  • Max Koch

Summary, in English

The 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 – appear to benefit from the continuation of growth. To overcome the growth paradigm activists would need to build on a crisis of the ‘objective’ structures of society.

Department/s

  • School of Social Work

Publishing year

2018-01-06

Language

English

Pages

9-27

Publication/Series

Environmental Values

Volume

27

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

White Horse Press

Topic

  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • growth paradigm
  • naturalisation
  • capitalism
  • Marx
  • Regulation Approach
  • Bourdieu

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0963-2719