"Impressive and compelling. The historical, political, and ecological perspectives? offered in The Tragedy of the Commodity are vital to understanding the link between the 'tragedy' inherent in many 'common property' situations."
-- Bonnie McCay ― author of The Question of the Commons and Oyster Wars and the Public Trust
"The Tragedy of the Commodity is a timely, readable, comprehensive, and critical guide to what is wrong with our relationship with the sea and its creatures and what can be done to recreate this necessary relationship. A must read for anyone interested in knowing what is wrong with our relationship with the sea and how to go about changing it for the better."
-- Dean Bavington ― author of Managed Annihilation
"Consider[s] some of the most brutal aspects of the effects of capitalism in the process of turning every part of nature and every aspect of people's lives within it into something salable … The Tragedy of the Commodity also makes clear that to stop this destruction our society has to be organised in a completely different way and we have relatively little time to achieve it."
― International Socialism
"The Tragedy of the Commodity is a fantastic piece of literature that should be a staple book for graduate courses in environmental sociology."
― Human Ecology Review
"A crucially important contribution to the discussions on the future of our oceans and our relationship to them."
― Journal of Agrarian Change
"The Tragedy of the Commodity is an important step toward situating commons governance and ecological crises within a critique of the political economy of capitalism. "
― International Journal of Comparative Sociology
About the Author
STEFANO B. LONGO is an assistant professor of sociology at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
REBECCA CLAUSEN is an associate professor of sociology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
BRETT CLARK is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and the author or co-author of three books, including The Ecolog...