Capitalism in the Web of Life – Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital

Jason W. Moore
Level: advanced
Publisher: Verso
Perspective: Marxian Political Economy , Feminist Economics , Ecological Economics
Topic: Capitalism, resources, environment & climate
page count: 316 pages

Blurb

Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In "Capitalism in the Web of Life", Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today's global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength--and the source of its problems--is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. "Capitalism in the Web of Life" shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature--rather than capitalism and nature--is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead.

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