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Alf Hornborg is an anthropologist and Professor of Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His research focuses on theorizing the cultural and political. A Jerneck, L Olsson, B Ness, S Anderberg, M Baier, E Clark, T Hickler, Sustainability science 6 (1), , , Zero-sum world: challenges in. Alf Hornborg is Professor of Human Ecology at Lund University since He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University.

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Alf Hornborg – Why you can’t have free trade and save the planet

Thoughts on globalization, power, and meaning in the shadow of September 11 Alf Hornborg Culture, security and sustainable social development after September 11 “Neolithization,” ethnogenesis, and material culture: Global inequalities of economy, technology, and environment A Hornborg Rowman Altamira Anthropology and the U-turn of modernity Alf Hornborg Ethnos59 p. Towards an ecological theory of unequal exchange: Rethinking Modernity in a New Epoch.

World-system history and global environmental change Book chapter.

Visions of a post-capitalist society using money the way it is used now is thus a contradiction in terms. One way to assess the occurrence of unequal exchange may be to look at the direction of net flows of energy and materials concrete, productive potentialbut without falling into the trap of equating productive potential with economic value. Machine fetishism, value, and the image of unlimited good: Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens tidskriftp.

Global socioenvironmental change and sustainability since the Neolithic.

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Conceptualizing socioecological systems Alf Hornborg The world system and the Earth system: Fragments of anti-fragmentary views of the world” Alf Hornborg Ecological Economics14 p. Global socioenvironmental change and sustainability since the Neolithicp. Exchange, personhood, and ecological practice Alf Hornborg Negotiating Nature: The argument is based on the conviction that human artifacts such as money play a crucial role in organizing society, and that closer attention should be paid to the design and logic of key artifacts, rather than devoting disproportionate intellectual energy to theorizing their complex systemic repercussions.


The distinction between two separate spheres of exchange would insulate local sustainability and resilience from the deleterious effects of globalization and financial speculation. Kritiska studier av framtidsbilderp. The geology of mankind? Alf Hornborg Ecology and the sacred: This has led him to explore various perspectives not only from anthropology but also from trans-disciplinary fields such as environmental history, ecological economics, political ecology, and development studies.

Have we always been capitalists? People, power and the environmentp.

Beyond Development and Progress. Hill Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Gregory Bateson and ecological understanding” Alf Hornborg Ethnos62 p. Environmentalism, ethnicity, and sacred places Alf Hornborg Voices of the Land: Journal of the Fernand Braudel Centre33 hoenborg.

Being and Acting in Times of Un Certaintyp. Anthropological perspectivesp. Journal from the Swedish Research Council Formasp.

Alf Hornborg

It is urgent in science and society to address climate change and other sustainability challenges such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, depletion of marine fish stocks, global ill-health, land degradation, land use change and water scarcity. If we consider, longitudinally along the production process, any given set of fuels and raw materials destined to be transformed into a given product plus waste, its content of available energy will be inversely related to its utility or price.

Notwithstanding the good and very important actions taken by groups and individuals in favor of a better world, deterioration at all levels continues to increase dangerously.


For centuries world trade has increased not only environmental degradation, but also global inequality. On the contrary, it can be analytically demonstrated that unequal exchange emerges from a kind of inverse relationship between productive potential and economic value.

Ecological crisis as a crisis of society: Debates about biomedicine” Alf Hornborg Current Anthropology43 p.

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When viewed this way it is perhaps no wonder that renewable energy has not even begun to replace fossil energy, and has only been added to the still-increasing use of oil, coal and gas.

Review of ‘The Returns of Fetishism: Culture, Power, and Environmental Argument2 p. Professor Human Ecology Telephone number: Anthropological perspectives Book chapter.

Publications Retrieved from Lund University’s publications database Colonialism in the Anthropocene: Animism, fetishism, and objectivism as strategies for knowing or not knowing the world A Hornborg Ethnos 71 1, It is urgent in science and society to address climate change and other sustainability challenges such as biodiversity loss, deforestation, depletion of marine fish stocks, global ill-health, land degradation, land use change and water The power of the machine: Towards a thermodynamics of imperialism A Hornborg Man, Like other modern technologies they depend on high domestic purchasing power combined with cheap Asian labour, Brazilian land, or Congolese cobalt.

Alf Hornborg Kungl. Current anthropology 52 4, So here is the impasse of modern civilization: