Conclusion: Out of the Entrails—Reflections on Human Power

  • Alexander Dunlap
  • Jostein Jakobsen


The book concludes with reflections on human power in the face of the Worldeater, outlining in a more hopeful mode some of the possible ways out of its entrails. The conclusion responds to the crucial question: do humans have the power to resist the allure of the Worldeater and escape its entrails—and what can they do? The conclusion advocates the idea of total liberation in response to total extractivism. This chapter emphasizes the need for looking critically at the everyday normalization of hierarchies and oppression in sustaining the techno-capitalist trajectory. Suggesting avenues for taking steps toward disrupting and decomposing the Worldeater(s) parts, the conclusion draws on insights from green anarchism, degrowth and bioregionalism, not as ideals for emulation but as sources of inspiration and strength for people to act, come together and struggle against the Worldeater(s).


Resistance Capitalism Anarchism Total liberation Degrowth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Dunlap
    • 1
  • Jostein Jakobsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Development & the EnvironmentUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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