Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and the Crisis of the 21st Century
monday, 20/06/2016, 7pm @ MaMa
In this talk Jason W. Moore considers capitalism as a world-ecology of power, capital, nature. He argues that conventional ideas of Nature and Society are misleading when it comes to understanding the crises and politics of the 21st century. Far from merely an analytical problem, however, Nature/Society dualism is a fundamental structure of modern thought, and closely connected to a long history of violence, imperialism, and dispossession. Moore argues that the popular concept of the Anthropocene poses significant problems to understanding capitalism’s crises –and formulating new radical politics — in the century ahead.
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.
Jason W. Moore’s talk is organized within Multimedia Institute’s “Political Technotope” programme, supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia. The work of Institute for Political Ecology is supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.