We are scholars, artists, and activists from across the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. We are committed to the collaborative elaboration of post-Cartesian, post-disciplinary, and emancipatory knowledges in the Capitalocene and beyond.
This essay engages the Popular Anthropocene and offers an alternative to its “Man” and “Nature” perspective: the Capitalocene.
The British State has been terraformed over recent decades through the changing spatio-temporal dynamics of capital accumulation in the world-system entailed in financialisation, neoliberalsiation, and the emergence of global cities. A new post-industrial constellation of political domination has thus emerged in that state that requires urgent…[Read more]
A critical analysis of the strategic reconfiguration of social relations in the British state.
John Welsh deposited Authoritarian Governmentality through the Global City: Contradictions in the Political Ecology of Historical Capitalism in the group World-Ecology Research Network on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Over 30 years of strategic reconfiguration, Global Cities have proven
themselves productive of metropolitan oligarchies of various hues
that dominate the territories of their respective states. Set against
the ‘ecological contradictions’ of historical capitalism, the article
presents the Global City formation as a historically particular pos…[Read more]
Jason W. Moore deposited World Accumulation and Planetary Life, or, Why Capitalism Will Not Survive Until the ‘Last Tree is Cut in the group World-Ecology Research Network on Humanities Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
How does capitalism work through the web of life?
Jason W. Moore deposited Cheap Food and Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative-Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology in the group World-Ecology Research Network on Humanities Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
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 recent decades, the last frontiers have closed, and this astonishing…[Read more]
Abstract In the flowering of Red-Green Thought over the past two decades, metabolic rift thinking is surely one of its most colorful varieties. The metabolic rift has captured the imagination of critical environmental scholars, becoming a shorthand for capitalism’s troubled relations in the web of life. This article pursues an entwined critique a…[Read more]