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Imperialism, Revolution, and the Ecological Crisis of Central America

Imperialism, Revolution, and the Ecological Crisis of Central America and the Imperialism, Revolution, Crisis of Central America Ecological by Daniel Faber The crisis created in Central America ecological by capitalist development has been the of considerable but most of this work has failed subject research, to examine the and of causes, manifestations, systematically impacts ecolog- ical destruction from a Marxist or socialist most Instead, perspective. expla- nations of the crisis have been based on a Malthusian notion of overpopula- tion irrational and inefficient environmental (Daugherty, 1969), planning and/or the idea of &dquo;excessive demand&dquo; in the First World (Leonard, 1987), for destructive commodities as from the Third environmentally (such beef) and In I offer an Marxist Komer, contrast, (Nations 1983). ecological critique I examine the role of U.S. Faber, 1988; O’Connor, (see 1988). imperialism in the and human conditions of communal, creating ecological, production for and in Central America and capitalist export agriculture industry argue that social and of the subsistence sector ecological marginalization peasant has been a functional of this the component process, providing necessary of workers for the supplies highly exploitable semiproletarian capitalist sector. I the thesis that the survival the export explore strategies adopted by in to its have resulted in the peasantry response impoverishment widespread http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Latin American Perspectives: A Journal on Capitalism and Socialism SAGE

Imperialism, Revolution, and the Ecological Crisis of Central America

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0094-582X
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and the Imperialism, Revolution, Crisis of Central America Ecological by Daniel Faber The crisis created in Central America ecological by capitalist development has been the of considerable but most of this work has failed subject research, to examine the and of causes, manifestations, systematically impacts ecolog- ical destruction from a Marxist or socialist most Instead, perspective. expla- nations of the crisis have been based on a Malthusian notion of overpopula- tion irrational and inefficient environmental (Daugherty, 1969), planning and/or the idea of &dquo;excessive demand&dquo; in the First World (Leonard, 1987), for destructive commodities as from the Third environmentally (such beef) and In I offer an Marxist Komer, contrast, (Nations 1983). ecological critique I examine the role of U.S. Faber, 1988; O’Connor, (see 1988). imperialism in the and human conditions of communal, creating ecological, production for and in Central America and capitalist export agriculture industry argue that social and of the subsistence sector ecological marginalization peasant has been a functional of this the component process, providing necessary of workers for the supplies highly exploitable semiproletarian capitalist sector. I the thesis that the survival the export explore strategies adopted by in to its have resulted in the peasantry response impoverishment widespread

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Latin American Perspectives: A Journal on Capitalism and SocialismSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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