John Bellamy Foster on nature, capitalism, Marx, and the discourse of Ecosocialism.
by Andreas Malm. From Verso: An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other. In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead. It can no longer be separated from society. Everything is a blur of hybrids, where humans possess no exceptional agency to set them apart … More New Book: The Progress of This Storm – Nature and Society in a Warming World
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Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2018 Midterm Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS “Gender, Race, Class and Ecology in and through Critical Political Economy” 1-2 June 2018, University of Lisbon, Portugal Capitalism cannot be explained by class alone. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement,…
World Ecology 2018 – 4th Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Research Network in Helsinki, Finland, 15-18 August Over the past two decades, large-scale resource extraction has returned to center stage in the political economy of capitalism – and in the resistance to it. Called “extractivism” by scholars and activists, resource extraction in the 21st century … More Call for papers: World Ecology 2018 – Extractivisms, Social Movements and Ontological Formations
By Jason W. Moore, Why does it seem easier to imagine the end of the world than to see the end of capitalism? Part of the answer turns on a rift between radical economic and ecological thought. How does capitalism work through the web of life? How can we begin to understand capitalism not simply … More World accumulation & Planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut’
By Kohei Saito. From Monthly Review Press: Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural world, in order to end material … More New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy
Edited by Hartmut Rosa & Christoph Henning. From Routledge: Many countries have experienced a decline of economic growth for decades, an effect that was only aggravated by the recent global financial crisis. What if in the 21st century this is no longer an exception, but the general rule? Does an economy without growth necessarily bring … More New Book: The Good Life Beyond Growth – New Perspectives