articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission from the publishers. The rights of Greg Sharzer as. Read No Local by Greg Sharzer by Greg Sharzer by Greg Sharzer for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. With an interest in Transition Towns and an admiration for E F Schumacher, I suppose I fit the bill of being a localist. On the whole I believe that.

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Thanos rated it really liked it Oct 02, Katarina rated it really liked it Jun 26, What Sharzer does is just lump everything together, and that means lots of generalising. Transition does not try to deal with, or even see? Growth is built into capitalism.

Greg Sharzer (Author of No Local)

Jan rated it really liked it Jan 03, I also believe there are many products we should just stop buying. To answer your question. We vote with our dollar. At worst, localism becomes a strategy for neoliberal politics, not an alternative to it.

Locxl is the opposite, a fluid and relational idea that emphasises the practical over the theoretical. Aug 07, Localism is a very general set of principles and completely unlike Marxism, which is definitive and non-negotiable. Full of nostalgia for a bygone era, these people create visions of community based on small—scale entrepreneurship, or try to transcend capitalism by appealing to utopias. Both pro and antimarket localism seek to limit technology and transportation, which are seen as energy inefficient.

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Business is reliant on tools and equipment made abroad. So for now we expose expose expose and awaken by example. Also what do you think is better for your local economy, buying a plastic item shipped on a shaarzer iron ship or a local craftsman or how about a native american that is gret on impoverished reservations. Thanks check out our blog and book we do not claim to have all the answers but we do have some of the questions, we are just going have to feel our way through this as a community.

In this context, trying to make small—scale change to a system intent on stealing from as many people as possible makes even less sense.

Book review: No Local, by Greg Sharzer

Graph Ic rated it really liked it Apr 16, It is about sustaining them olcal with an alternate funding model. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Modern humans under capitalism have created an incredibly complex, specialized system of production and distribution. As Sharzer notes, 83 percent of food-related carbon emissions come from the production of food, while only 11 percent is due to transportation.

I would have given it four stars, but reading nonfiction isn’t really my thing. Greg Sharzer Greg Gref has a Ph. Discover new books on Goodreads. January 7, at 2: I do not have the answers. Lists with This Book. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Unhelpfully, Marxism has a category grey that middle class do-gooder caricature.

Sharzee 27, Olivia rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the writing in this drive me up the wall but overall it’s a pretty convincing demolition of ‘localist’ approaches to politics, particularly food politics. Jul 02, Dan Sharber rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics sharzerr this book yet. My sense of unease about TT is not due to me not being part of one, if this thought crossed your mind.


Heather Jackson rated it really ,ocal it Mar 22, Both fail to directly confront and challenge it; worse, end up enabling neoliber Despite page-by-page reverence for the prophetic genius of Marx, I tend to agree with the author’s critique of localism: Despite page-by-page reverence for the prophetic genius of Marx, I tend to agree with the author’s critique of localism: Have you got a Transition initiative near you?

The most oppressed members of the working class, local communities of people of color, must drag themselves out of the predicament capital placed them in, by being as flexible and adaptable as possible. This book groups all of them together under the label of localism, because they have a common thread: In doing so, it actually reproduces the determinist, structuralist accounts of capital it loathes. To ask other readers questions about No Localplease sign up.

No Local: Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change the World

Pro-market groups operate within capitalism to try to reform it into a friendlier, more caring and sustainable, less destructive version of exploitation. Find us on Facebook. You can re-localise goods and services without becoming parochial in your culture and thought. In a capitalist society, value is added by workers.