The Progress of This Storm : On Society and Nature in a Warming World, Hardback Book

The Progress of This Storm : On Society and Nature in a Warming World Hardback

Part of the Verso Futures series


In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead.

It can no longer be separated from society. Everything is a blur of hybrids, where humans possess no exceptional agency that sets them apart from dead matter.

But is it really so? In this blistering polemic and theoretical manifesto, Andreas Malm develops a contrary argument: in a warming world, nature comes roaring back, and it is more important than ever to distinguish between the natural and the social.

Only with a unique agency attributed to humans can resistance become conceivable.

Deflating several prominent currents in contemporary theory - constructionism, hybridism, new materialism, posthumanism - and submitting the influential work of Bruno Latour to particularly biting critique, Malm shows that action against fossil fuels is best served by a theory that takes nature, society and the dialectics between them very seriously indeed.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9781786634894

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