Capitalocene

World accumulation and planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut

How does capitalism work through the web of life? How can we begin to understand capitalism not simply as an economic system of markets and production and a social system of class and culture, but as a way of organising …

World accumulation and planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut

Climate Change and Migration in the Kinocene

In this intervention, I put forward  five short theses on the topic of  ‘ Anthropocene mobilities. ’  My aim is not to unpack every concept con-tained herein but rather to provide a provocative introductory synthesis of  five big ideas about …

Climate Change and Migration in the Kinocene

Climate crisis and self-critique: “We thrive uninvited where we were never meant to grow.”

The man made catastrophe called climate change is already a reality for many people. This catastrophe hits those hardest, who have the least capacities of adapting to it – and the least responsibility of creating it. Given this situation, how …

Climate crisis and self-critique: “We thrive uninvited where we were never meant to grow.”

Cheap Food and Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

ABSTRACT Capitalism, understood as a world-ecology that joins accumulation, power, and nature in dialectical unity, has been adept at evading so-called Malthusian dynamics through an astonishing historical capacity to produce, locate, and occupy cheap natures external to the system. In …

Cheap Food and Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

Rethinking agency in an AI-driven world – as the AMBIENT REVOLTS conference is trying to do – the critic Krystian Woznicki interviews social thinker Max Haiven about seminal notions of agency under AI-driven financialization. Krystian Woznicki: As you repeatedly point …

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

The Value of Everything? Work, Capital, and Historical Nature in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Every civilization must decide what is, and what is not, valuable. The Marxist tradition makes occasional reference to a “law of value.” It is not a phrase that rolls easily off the tongue, apparently. It sounds quaint, curiously out of …

The Value of Everything? Work, Capital, and Historical Nature in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

… The dynamism of capitalist technological advance not only produces a tendency for industrial production to run ahead of its raw materials supply—Marx’s “general law” of underproduction —it also produces a “general law” of overpollution: the tendency to enclose and …

Cheap Food and Bad Climate : From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

….The problem is that the energy system and the technology it powers is not at all modular; it is not possible to swap out dirty energy and swap in clean energy, even if all political obstacles were removed and some …

The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism

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