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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

Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (2)

Die Verbindung zwischen Arbeit, Natur und der Logik der Vereinfachung zeigt eine längere Kontinuität an. Und in diesem Kontext Arbeit und Umwelt als Gegensatz zu begreifen, ist analytisch falsch. Schon Marx kritisierte die deutschen Sozialisten dafür, die Arbeit als die …

Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (2)

Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (1)

Wir liefern hier einen kurzen Abriss zu dem neuen Buch von Jason W. Moore und Raj Patel „A History of The World in Seven Cheaps Things“. Strittige Punkte benennen wir, können sie aber hier nicht weiter ausführen. Die theoretischen Begründungen, …

Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (1)

NATURE/SOCIETY & THE VIOLENCE OF REAL ABSTRACTION

Among Nature/Society dualism’s essential features is the tendency to circumscribe truth-claims by drawing hard-and-fast lines between what is Social and what is Natural.[1] Here is a rift: an epistemic rift.[2] At its core is a series of violent abstractions implicated …

NATURE/SOCIETY & THE VIOLENCE OF REAL ABSTRACTION

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

 Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.  … Settled agriculture, cities, nation-states, information technology, and every …

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

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