Jason W. Moore

Jason W. Moore

Jason W. Moore is a historical geographer and world historian at Binghamton University, where he is an associate professor of sociology and research fellow at the Fernand Braudel Center. He is author of  Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Transformations of the Earth: Nature in the Making and Unmaking of the Modern World (in Chinese, Commercial, 2015); and Ecologia-mondo e crisi del capitalismo: La fine della natura a buon mercato (Ombre Corte, 2015). He writes frequently on the history of capitalism, environmental history, and social theory. Moore is currently completing Ecology and the Rise of Capitalism, an environmental history of the rise of capitalism, and with Raj Patel, Seven Cheap Things: A World-Ecological Manifesto – both with the University of California Press. He is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. Many of his essays can be found on his website: www.jasonwmoore.com.

Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism

Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism

SKU: 9781629631486
Editor: Jason W. Moore
Publisher: PM Press/Kairos
ISBN: 9781629631486
Published: 05/2016
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 240
Subjects: Political Theory/Nature-Environment


“We had best start thinking in revolutionary terms about the forces turning the world upside down if we are to put brakes on the madness. A good place to begin is this book, whose remarkable authors bring together history and theory, politics and ecology, economy and culture, to force a deep look at the origins of global transformation.”
—Richard Walker, professor emeritus of geography, UC Berkeley, and author of The Capitalist Imperative, The New Social Economy, The Conquest of Bread, and The Country in the City

“We live in the Capitalocene, the contributors to this volume argue, and the urgent, frightening and hopeful consequences of this reality-check become apparent in chapters that force the reader to think. In a time when there is generally no time or space to think . . . we need a book like this more than ever.”
—Bram Büscher, professor of sociology, Wageningen University, and author of Transforming the Frontier: Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa

“In this pioneering volume, leading critics call for a different conceptual framework, which places global change in a new, ecologically-oriented, history of capitalism—the Capitalocene. No scholar or activist interested in the debate about the Anthropocene will want to miss this volume.”
—Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, associate professor of history, University of Chicago, and author of Enlightenment’s Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

“Jason W. Moore’s scope is vast, and few could pull off so ambitious an analytical achievement. . . . There’s enough scholarship, wit and insight . . . for a lifetime.”
—Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing

“Jason W. Moore’s radical and rigorous work is, and richly deserves to be, agenda-setting.”
—China Miéville, author of The City & the City

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