White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism

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by Andreas Malm and The Zetkin Collective


5/18/2021, paperback

SKU: 9781839761744


Rising temperatures and the rise of the far right. What disasters happen when they meet?

In the first study of the far right's role in the climate crisis, White Skin, Black Fuel presents an eye-opening sweep of a novel political constellation, revealing its deep historical roots. Fossil-fuelled technologies were born steeped in racism. No one loved them more passionately than the classical fascists. Now right-wing forces have risen to the surface, some professing to have the solution--closing borders to save the nation as the climate breaks down.

Epic and riveting, White Skin, Black Fuel traces a future of political fronts that can only heat up.


"This bold and richly detailed study of far-Right approaches to climate change is a revelation. With well-grounded historical depth and challenging theoretical reach, it brings disparate contemporary developments onto a much-needed common canvas. Its admirably transnational reading of urgent political priorities could not be more timely." --Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, author of Nazism as Fascism

"A highly engaging study, full of startling anecdotes and witty reflections. If you want to understand the political obstacles that will face climate action in the coming decades, White Skin, Black Fuel is a must-read." --Cara Daggett, author of The Birth of Energy

About the Contributors:

Andreas Malm is a scholar of human ecology and author of, among other books, Fossil Capital and The Progress of This Storm.

The Zetkin Collective is a group of scholars, activists and students working on the political ecology of the far right.