Capitalocene

Anthropocene, Capitalocene & the Flight from World History, Part II

My critique, and its reconstructive alternative, recognizes that Civilization (‘Society’) and Savagery (‘Nature’) do exist, but as strategies of domination and superexploitation – hence the structural recurrence of bourgeois naturalism in the geocultures of domination. (Every era of capitalism must reinvent racism, …

Anthropocene, Capitalocene & the Flight from World History, Part II

Anthropocene, Capitalocene & the Flight
from World History: Dialectical Universalism
& the Geographies of Class Power in the
Capitalist World-Ecology, 1492-2022

The roots of Cheap Nature and its double register – economic exploitationand geocultural domination – are found in modern imperialism. Imperialism is thebourgeoisie’s preferred mode of class formation because it more readily brings to bearthe military and juridical power of …

Anthropocene, Capitalocene & the Flight
from World History: Dialectical Universalism
& the Geographies of Class Power in the
Capitalist World-Ecology, 1492-2022

Opiates of the Environmentalists? Anthropocene Illusions, Planetary Management & the Capitalocene Alternative

Effective ideologies blur the lines between empirical realities and political interpretation. Some members of the human species are indeed driving planetary life into the planetary inferno. This geological and geohistorical transition is often narrated as the Anthropocene, the Age of …

Opiates of the Environmentalists? Anthropocene Illusions, Planetary Management & the Capitalocene Alternative

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

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