Melbourne : the social and ecological choices

Crow, Ruth and Crow, Maurie (1975) Melbourne : the social and ecological choices. unpublished. (Unpublished)


Marx said that man changes himself in the process of changing his circumstances. How does this concept apply in the light of the need for a communist society of which we now must expect something more than in Marx's day? Then, a communist society meant the abolition of the alienation of humans from the product of their labor, and an end to the alienation of humans from each other due to their enforced competition on the capitalist market to sell their labor-power. But a communist society, now, has not only to overcome alienation, but to do so without creating ecological instability. Humankind has the unique capacity to proceed by way of analysing a situation, projecting into the future a complicated set of clrcumstances which we can call a perspective or a plan, and then steadily to "work" as we call it to transform the present into that plan which he or she has projected.

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Melbourne : the social and ecological choices, 23/7/1975

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Keywords society, ecology, Marx, communist society, wage workers, salary workers, slaves, serfs, Chris Ryan, capital, profits, capitalist system, Alen Roberts, production, ecology, lifestyle values, consumerist values, technology, radicals, Australia, urban society, communist Melbourne, socialist Melbourne, communist values, communists, Utopianism, futureology, volunteerism, CPA, energy reduction, Melbourne regional planning, urban design, car transport, CROW-BOX3-3-10-DOC10
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