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Nature for sale : the commons versus commodities

Author: Giovanna Ricoveri
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English language editionView all editions and formats
Nature for Sale uncovers the rich heritage of common ownership which existed before the dominance of capitalist property relations. Giovanna Ricoveri argues that the subsistence commons of the past can be reinvented today to provide an alternative to the current destructive economic order. Ricoveri outlines the distinct features of common ownership as it has existed in history: cooperation, sustainable use of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanna Ricoveri
ISBN: 9780745333717 0745333710 9780745333700 0745333702 7807453337179
OCLC Number: 828056310
Notes: Based on: Beni comuni vs merci.
Description: xii, 144 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Vandana Shiva --
Introduction to the Italian edition : will the commons save the world? --
Introduction to the English edition : the enclosure of nature and the social movements --
What are the commons? --
The decline of the commons --
The destruction of wealth through commodities --
All power to the commons! --
Afterword : the right to the future.
Other Titles: Beni comuni vs merci.
Commons versus commodities
Responsibility: Giovanna Ricoveri ; foreword by Vandana Shiva.


Traces the erosion of the commons from the Industrial Revolution to today's neo-liberalism, arguing that a new commons is needed today.  Read more...


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