Date(s) - 01/13/16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
Seminary Coop Bookstore
Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected?
Join the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), Critical Historical Studies & the Seminary Co-op Bookstore for a discussion with Jason W. Moore about capitalism as a “world-ecology.” Capitalism, Moore argues, has drawn accumulation, power, and nature into a set of contradictions that, over the long run, threaten the food supply and imperil the world’s climate.
Jan 13 @ 6pm – Jason will workshop some work in progress with Social Theory Workshop group in Wilder House
About the book: In “Capitalism in the Web of Life,” Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today’s global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a “world-ecology” of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism’s greatest strength—and the source of its problems—is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. “Capitalism in the Web of Life” shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature—rathe
About the author: Jason W. Moore is assistant professor of sociology at 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 the Braverman Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (1999); the Bernstein and Byres Prize in Agrarian Studies (2011); the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association’s Political Economy of the World-System Section (2002, and 2011 honorable mention); and the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History (2004).