[Marxism] Fwd: The Capitalocene | Public Seminar
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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.
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