Anthropocene Or Capitalocene?: Nature, History, And The Crisis Of Capitalism by Elmar AltvaterAnthropocene Or Capitalocene?: Nature, History, And The Crisis Of Capitalism by Elmar Altvater

Anthropocene Or Capitalocene?: Nature, History, And The Crisis Of Capitalism

byElmar Altvater, Eileen C. CristEditorJason W. Moore

Paperback | June 1, 2016

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The Earth has reached a tipping point. Runaway climate change, the sixth great extinction of planetary life, the acidification of the oceans—all point toward an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity’s relationship within the web of life. But just what is that relationship, and how do we make sense of this extraordinary transition? Anthropocene or Capitalocene? offers answers to these questions from a dynamic group of leading critical scholars who challenge the conventional practice of dividing historical change and contemporary reality into “Nature” and “Society,” demonstrating the possibilities offered by a more nuanced and connective view of human environment-making, joined at every step with and within the biosphere. In distinct registers, the authors frame their discussions within a politics of hope that signal the possibilities for transcending capitalism, broadly understood as a “world-ecology” that joins nature, capital, and power as a historically evolving whole.
Jason W. Moore is the author of Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital. Elmar Altvater is the author of The Future of the Market: An Essay on the Regulation of Money and Nature after the Collapse of ‘Actually Existing Socialism.’ Eileen C. Crist is the author of Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and An...
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Title:Anthropocene Or Capitalocene?: Nature, History, And The Crisis Of CapitalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629631485

ISBN - 13:9781629631486

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"The essays in Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Provide an invaluable contribution to the debate over what we should call this strange new epoch, wrought by centuries of capitalist depredations upon our biosphere. As these ecosocialists so ably tell us, from their individual perspectives, that humanity’s best hope to save the planet (and its species, including our own) relies on finding ways to replace an unsustainable Capitalocene with socialist relations of production and consumption." —Steve Knight, marxandphilosophy.org.uk