[Marxism] Fwd: The Capitalocene | Public Seminar

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 28 07:50:54 MST 2015

Jason W. Moore’s Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the 
Accumulation of Capital (Verso 2015) is an important book, in that it 
brings together the immense resources of world systems theory, critical 
geography and a certain strain of ‘green’ Marxism. Even though it 
refuses such terms, it does signal work in thinking through what the 
Marxist strand of historical sociology needs to be in the Anthropocene.

Moore’s point of departure is the idea, close now to becoming a fact, 
that nature won’t yield free gifts any more. It’s the end of an era. 
It’s the end of what sustained capital accumulation hitherto. Capital 
not only exploits labor, it appropriates nature, and it has probably run 
out of nature it can get on the cheap.

full: http://www.publicseminar.org/2015/10/the-capitalocene/

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