Against the Grain

Everyday Life and the Ecological Crisis of Capitalism

How should we understand the ecological crisis accelerating around us? In a book that has sparked debate on the European left, Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen trace the origins of the Western mode of production and living, which is now spreading around the world. They connect such resource and emissions-intensive consumption to the political instability of our times, and point to alternatives beyond capitalism. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen, The Imperial Mode of Living: Everyday Life and the Ecological Crisis of Capitalism Verso, 2021

Playlist

Artist Song Album Label
BiggabushIlu Baje (Sick State)Biggabush Presents Lightning Head: 13 Faces of Lightning HeadMERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Thundercat,Flying Lotus,Kamasi WashingtonThem ChangesThe Beyond / Where the Giants RoamBrainfeeder
1970s Karaoke BandWar (Karaoke in the style of Edwin Starr)1970 Karaoke Classics Volume 1Tency Music