Energy as Abstract Social Nature
Climate Change as Labour Issue

by Larry Lohmann

first published 24 July 2015

In order to make the alliances they may need, radical social movements can benefit from questioning not only the distribution and methods of production of energy, but the 19th-century concept of energy itself, which is a constitutive element of the very problems the term is commonly used to discuss.

This presentation from a July 2015 conference on "World Society, Planetary Natures" sketches some of the issues involved.

See also:

Energy Work and Finance

Energy Alternatives

Energy Security For Whom? For What?

The Museum of Fetishes

Energy as Enclosure