Please see my personal website at: https://www.irishmetabolicrifts.com/
‘The concrete is concrete because it is the concentration of many determinations, hence the unity of the diverse’. (Marx – Grundrisse)
This website is concerned with an attempt to reconstitute the conceptual work of Marx and Engels on Ireland and specifically their endeavors to understand the complex relationships that existed between society and nature in this Irish social formation.To do this, I want to focus on the presence of the concept of the metabolic rift, which John Bellamy Foster has recently attributed to Marx, within their Irish writings. I believe it is a critical theoretical microscope that allows us to examine the complex fluid interconnections that exists between nature and society. The forensic ability of the metabolic rift is achieved by its double form (Marx), in which the organic forms of nature metabolize with the social form that is especially prevalent in the social process of cultivation. However, I also have applied the concept of the metabolic rift to help explore the essential structure of the contemporary suburban front garden in three articles. In this section, I hope to display the versality of the concept beyond agricultural cultivation.Finally, I want to demonstrate that the metabolic rift within the writings of Marx and Engels is not exclusively confined to the Irish soil structure but also manifests itself in the individual metabolisms of the peasantry and the Irish population as a whole (work in progress).
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2013||Dr Eamonn Slater (2013) 'The Sprawling Global Lawns of the Emerald Isle: A Dialectical Unfolding'. To be added, 5 :1-21. [Full-Text]|
|2008||Dr Eamonn Slater Prof. Terrence McDonough (2008) 'Marx on nineteenth-century colonial Ireland: analysing colonialism as a dynamic process'. Irish Historical Studies, xxxvi :153-172. [Full-Text]|
|2007||Slater, E. (2007) 'Reconstructing ‘Nature’ as a Picturesque Theme Park: The colonial case of Ireland'. 5 :231-245. [Full-Text]|
|1994||Slater, E. (1994) 'Bulwark of Landlordism and Capitalism: The Dynamics of Feudalism in Nineteenth Century Ireland'. Research in Political Economy, 14 :63-119. [Full-Text]|
|1993||Slater, E. (1993) 'Contested Terrain: Differing Interpretations of Co.Wicklow’s Landscape'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 3 :23-55.|
|2009||Slater, E. (2009) The postcolonial landscape aesthetic of the Quiet Man. WP [Full-Text]|
|2009||Slater, E. and Flaherty, E. (2009) The Ecological Dynamics of the Rundale Agrarian Commune. WP [Full-Text]|
|2008||Slater, E. and McDonough, T. (2008) Marx on 19 th Century Colonial Ireland: Analyzing Colonialism beyond Dependency Theory. WP [Full-Text]|
|2007||Slater, E. (2007) Reconstructing ‘nature’ as a picturesque theme park: the colonial case of Ireland. WP [Full-Text]|
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