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

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

by Jason W. Moore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781689028
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 247,280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jason W. Moore is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, and Coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. He writes frequently on the history of capitalism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, from the long sixteenth century to the neoliberal era. His research has been recognized with many international awards.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Double Internality: History as if Nature Matters 1

Part I From Dualism To Dialectics: Capitalism as World-Ecology

1 From Object to Oikeios: Environment-Making in the Capitalist World-Ecology 33

2 Value in the Web of Life 51

3 Towards a Singular Metabolism: From Dualism to Dialectics in the Capitalist World-Ecology 75

Part II Historical Capitalism, Historical Nature

4 The Tendency of the Ecological Surplus to Fall 91

5 The Capitalization of Nature, or, The Limits of Historical Nature 111

6 World-Ecological Revolutions: From Revolution to Regime 141

Part III Historical Nature and the Origins of Capital

7 Anthropocene or Capitalocene?: On the Nature and Origins of Our Ecological Crisis 169

8 Abstract Social Nature and the Limits to Capital 193

Part IV The Rise and Demise of Cheap Nature

9 Cheap Labor?: Time, Capital, and the Reproduction of Human Nature 221

10 The Long Green Revolution: The Life and Times of Cheap Food in the Long Twentieth Century 241

Conclusion: The End of Cheap Nature? 291

Index 307

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