Building on the classical works that have propelled and shaped ecosocialist thinking and action and more recent political developments on the ground, the volume will provide a reference point for international work in the field, both directly political and academic.

The Handbook acquaints readers with the varied roots of and sometimes conflicting approaches to ecosocialism. It does not attempt any unification of ecosocialist currents. Rather, it aims to provide a resource that is as comprehensive as possible with respect not only to theorization and ideological framing, but also and especially to existing projects, practices, and movements and giving a sense of the geographical reach that ecosocialism so far represents. This includes scholarship that extends Marxist foundations and reflects on more recent political developments. The theoretical and practice-oriented moorings are buttressed by discussions on movements, frameworks, and prefigurative processes as well as on social struggles occurring within institutional settings. Together, the collection offers a reference point for international work in the field, in social movements, and in institutional transformations.

Providing detailed but accessible overviews of the complex, varied dimensions of ecosocialism, the Handbook is an essential up-to-date guide and reference not only for researchers, but also for undergraduate and graduate students in geography, environmental studies, development studies, sociology, and political science, as well as for policymakers and activists.

chapter |11 pages


An introduction to ecosocialism
ByLeigh Brownhill, Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, Terran Giacomini, Ana Isla, Michael Löwy, Terisa E. Turner

part I|86 pages

Historical and theoretical groundings

chapter 1|17 pages

Capitalism, Nature, Socialism

A theoretical introduction1
ByJames O’Connor

chapter 2|7 pages

The Ecofeminist Ground of Ecosocialism

ByJoel Kovel

chapter 3|10 pages

Ethnicized, Gendered Class Analysis

A theoretical-methodological framework for analyzing ecofeminist, ecosocialist praxis
ByTerisa E. Turner

chapter 4|8 pages

Ecofeminist Ecosocialism

ByMary Mellor

chapter 5|10 pages

An Ecocentric Epistemology for Ecosocialism

ByAriel Salleh

chapter 7|8 pages

Romanticism and the Critique of Progress

Crucial axes in the work of Michael Löwy
ByRenán Vega Cantor, Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

chapter 8|10 pages

Marx's Ecology and Metabolic Analysis

ByBrett Clark, John Bellamy Foster

part II|53 pages

Extending Marxist roots

chapter 9|8 pages

Ecological and Economic Modalities of Time and Space1

ByElmar Altvater

chapter 10|8 pages

The Ecology of Misogyny

ByLeigh Brownhill

chapter 11|9 pages

From Marx to Ecosocialism1

ByMichael Löwy

chapter 12|9 pages

Dialectical Ecology

The origins of dialectical ecology
ByJohn Clark

chapter 14|8 pages

Ecosocialist Underpinnings of Ecological Civilization

ByArran Gare

part III|97 pages

Movements, prefiguration, and frameworks

chapter 15|10 pages

Tragic milestones of the Niger Delta

ByNnimmo Bassey

chapter 16|14 pages

Nakedness and Power

BySeth Tobocman, Leigh Brownhill, Terisa E. Turner

chapter 17|10 pages

Ecosocialist Activism and Movements in South Africa

ByVishwas Satgar, Jacklyn Cock

chapter 18|12 pages

Agroecology as Ecofeminist Activism

ByTerran Giacomini

chapter 19|13 pages

“You Can Blow Your Brains Out and You Ain't Getting Nowhere”

Jazz, collectivism, and the struggle for ecological commons in Louisiana's sugar parishes
ByBenjamin Barson

chapter 20|9 pages

Ecosocialism and Workplace Democracy

ByJosé Luis Haro García

chapter 21|12 pages

People's Resistance Against Geoengineering

BySilvia Ribeiro

chapter 23|8 pages

Extinction Rebellion

Crisis, inaction, and the question of civil disobedience as ecosocialist strategy
BySamuel Alexander, Peter Burdon

part IV|106 pages

Power struggles on institutional terrains

chapter 24|9 pages

Conceptualizing Democratic Ecosocialism

A personal journey
ByHans A. Baer

chapter 25|9 pages

Money-Free Economies and Ecosocialism

ByAnitra Nelson

chapter 26|9 pages

Ecosocialist Economics

ByPat Devine

chapter 27|10 pages

Solar Communism

ByDavid Schwartzman

chapter 28|11 pages

Technology and Ecosocialism

ByVictor Wallis

chapter 29|9 pages

Model Learning Spaces Towards Transitioning to Ecosocialism

ByMiguel Angel Núñez

chapter 30|10 pages

Ecosocialism and the Green New Deal

ByNatasha Heenan

chapter 31|8 pages

Bioenergy and Ecosocialism

ByNadia Singh

chapter 32|11 pages

The Environmental Benefits of Socialist States

BySalvatore Engel-Di Mauro

chapter 33|7 pages

Ecosocialism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

ByQingzhi Huan

chapter 34|11 pages

The Fourth International's Contribution to Ecosocialism

ByMichael Löwy, Daniel Tanuro