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ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES AND THE METABOLIC RIFT IN WORLD-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The best starting point for reconstructing a world-historical theory of ecological transformation under capitalism is found in Marx’s concept of metabolic rift. For Marx and Engels (1970), the theory of metabolic rift centers on the ecological moment of the antagonistic …

ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES AND THE METABOLIC RIFT IN WORLD-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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

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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