Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, buen vivir, sumaq kawsay and degrowth
Bob Thomson argues that understanding the limits to growth for our finite planet is slowly gaining currency due to the (mostly) European sustainable degrowth ‘movement’ and a plurinational Latin American cosmovision which is largely indigenous but also criollo. These visions challenge us to decolonize our minds, as well as our economies. Thomson introduces a number of writers and perspectives on ‘degrowth’ and suggests that a synthesis of indigenous concepts of ‘living well’ with western critiques of our unsustainable industrial ‘model’ may hold promise for a way out of the multiple environmental, economic and social crises that we face.
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Volume (Year): 54 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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