GenericScience

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

24 Aug , 2019  

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 recent decades, the last frontiers have closed, and this astonishing ...

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GenericScience

VALUE, NATURE, AND THE VORTEX OF ACCUMULATION

11 Aug , 2019  

Introduction


Of all the domains of Marxian political economy, nature is by far the most vexing. Is nature an economic input as in the notion of natural resources; is it the object of labour in the process of production; or is it something broader, as in the idea of land ...

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Necropolitics

On the Violent Abstraction of Nature

7 Aug , 2019  

It was E.P. Thompson who stated, in The Making of the English Working Class, that:

When we encounter some sonorous phrase such as “the strong ebb and flow of the trade cycle” we must be put on our guard. For behind this trade cycle there is a structure of ...

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Biopolitics

Terraforming: Reconstructing the Earth, Recreating Life

10 Okt , 2018  

Reconstructing the Earth

Power is at the core of the geo-constructivist conception of the world. The power of humanity as a kind to reduce its status of a species to its smallest part; a power that takes place on a devitalized planet. But power can be understood in two different ...

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