SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.15 issue1Management of disasters and social assistance policyEducator state: a new pedagogy of hegemony in extractive reserves author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista Katálysis

Print version ISSN 1414-4980

Abstract

FREITAS, Rosana de Carvalho Martinelli; NELSIS, Camila Magalhães  and  NUNES, Letícia Soares. Marxist criticism of (un)sustainable development. Rev. katálysis [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.1, pp. 41-51. ISSN 1414-4980.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802012000100004.

The purpose of this article is to present the theoretical implications and consequences of the concept of sustainable development, with an emphasis on the elucidation of differences in their understanding and use. Based on a bibliographic review, the paper first reviews Marx's understanding about the relationship between man, nature and capitalism. It then presents Marxist approaches that are critical of the concept of sustainable development, which, although commonly used, is ambiguous and the motive of considerable controversy. Finally, factors are present for a new approach to environmental issues considering the unsustainability inherent to the capitalist mode of production and the destruction that accompanies it.

Keywords : Socio-environmental question; Sustainable development; Marxism.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese