Capitalism, as project, emerges through a world-praxis that creates external natures as objects to be mapped, quantified, and regulated so that they may service capital’s insatiable demands for cheap nature. At the same time, as process, capitalism emerges and develops through the web of life; nature is at once internal and external – Jason W. Moore.
Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton University. He is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. Much of his work on the development of capitalism, environmental history, world-ecology, and political ecology is available on his website. His book Capitalism in The Web of Life was recently published with Verso, extracts of which are also available on his blog. He is also the editor of a new volume on Anthropocene or Capitalocene?.
In this series of 5 short video interviews, conducted by Entitle fellows Felipe Milanez and Jonah Wedekind in June 2015, Jason W. Moore explains some of the concepts he uses and advances in his work.