Capitalism in the Web of Life

Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital

Non-Fiction, Business, Finance & Law, Economics, Education
Paperback Published on: 18/08/2015
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Synopsis

Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In Capitalism in the Web of Life, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today's global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength-and the source of its problems-is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. Capitalism in the Web of Life shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature-rather than capitalism and nature-is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead.

  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 9781781689028
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 537g
  • Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm

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