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How extreme-right antidemocratic governments around the world are prioritizing profits over citizens, stoking catastrophic wildfires and accelerating global climate change.
Eve Darian-Smith is Professor and Chair of the Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her most recent book is The Global Turn: Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies, with Philip McCarty (University of California Press).
"The threat of extinction is real and immediate, but Eve Darian-Smith rightfully warns that it cannot be effectively thwarted unless we link the fight for environmental survival with the struggles against global, class, racial, and gender inequalities. A persuasive, solidly documented work."—Walden Bello, co-founder of Focus on the Global South and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award
"This is a book I want my students to read, this is a book my friends and family will read. Simultaneously devastating and hopeful, it repositions the significance of Indigenous ecological knowledge as a key source for worldwide wellbeing."—Jane McMillan, former Canadian Research Chair of Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Communities
"As this clearly-argued book makes evident: too much of our politics has aided the forces heating our atmosphere and drying out our forests. It's time to stop."—Bill McKibben, author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Henry Giroux:"Global Burning is a brilliant analysis of how a range of anti-democratic trends can be viewed through the lens of catastrophic wildfires across the globe. If you want to understand how to analyze and become involved in a politics of collective resistance aimed at saving both the planet and democracy itself, this is the book to read."
Saskia Sassen:"In a daring move that combines the familiar and the unexpected, Eve Darian-Smith adds anti-environmentalism as a distinctive dimension to our understanding of the global rise of extreme far-right governments. Anti-environmentalism assumes a whole range of new meanings in this book –including willful denials of what we know will be disastrous effects."
Rob Nixon:"Global Burning is as powerful as it is succinct. Eve Darian-Smith writes with urgent clarity and conceptual richness as she grapples with some of the most pressing issues of our times. Global Burning is a very teachable book—truly interdisciplinary and international in reach."
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