There are several things going on here. Mainly this site provides a goad to overcome my procrastination of several years and write a book of very uncertain genre. The only way I can imagine doing this is to begin with Chapter One and continue. Publishing drafts as I go, the last posted on this title page, will be like placing posts along a fence line. A half finished fence says a lot about the builder. Next, this serves as a blog for rants, comments and possibly longer pieces and, last, I finally have a place to archive work. For the origins of Ztangi Press go here .
Last year, a compilation of degrowth perspectives appeared in the form of a modest encyclopedia of sorts, titled Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era. The short essays in this book define a number of degrowth-related terms, some easily recognized as universal concepts familiar to activists across the world, like the commons, environmental justice, and peak-oil, and others that may puzzle: conviviality, anti-utilitarianism, and post-normal science.
“No modern solutions to modern problems” – B dS Santos
Hardly a week goes by without another dire warning about climate change. Whether the alarm comes from a university, an animal protection outfit, a human rights NGO or an intrepid TV journalist warily broadcasting in the front of a melting iceberg, their message of impending catastrophe hardly registers amongst the other debilitating news of terrorist bombings and police violence.
It’s a warm Monday morning in June. 7:15 a.m. and I am waiting for the bus to take me to my first job. I just graduated high school and my father discouraged me working during school or even during the summer breaks.