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May 2, 2017

Tania Murray Li: There is no one trajectory of development

The world’s global institutions and governments with decision power on the future of millions of people living in rural areas want to continue with business as usual: industrialization and urbanization. Number two of a two-part video interview with Tania Murray Li.
April 25, 2017

Tania Murray Li: The agricultural story is not over

Tania Murray Li talks about how and why political ecology should still focus on rural spaces and transformations.
June 2, 2016

The other Balkan route

A group of ‘kayaktvists’ from all over Europe recently paddled 390 km of Balkan rivers, in an exciting and creative expression of protest against the looming ‘dam tsunami’ on the peninsula. 
May 12, 2016

The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene

“Arrogant and short-sighted leadership; distracted people dancing on the boat; and poor preparation for the catastrophe”. Marco Armiero discusses three narratives of the Anthropocene and why the stories we tell are so important. In the end, it does not matter how well equipped or prepared the boat is; only mutiny can change its course.
February 11, 2016

Jason W. Moore: Ontological Politics

A core problem has been the difficulty in forging a conceptual vocabulary that grasps ‘society’ and ‘nature’ as a singular ontological domain, such that all human activity is simultaneously producer and product of the web of life – Jason W. Moore.
February 2, 2016

Jason W. Moore: Capital Frontiers

Capital’s dynamism turns on the exhaustion of the very webs of life necessary to sustain accumulation; the history of capitalism has been one of recurrent frontier movements to overcome that exhaustion, through the appropriation of nature’s free gifts hitherto beyond capital’s reach – Jason W. Moore, 2011.
January 26, 2016

Jason W. Moore: The Web of Life

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.
January 19, 2016

Jason W. Moore: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

The Anthropocene makes for an easy story. Easy, because it does not challenge the naturalized inequalities, alienation, and violence inscribed in modernity’s strategic relations of power, production, and nature – Jason W. Moore.
January 12, 2016

Jason W. Moore: Political Ecology or World-Ecology?

The world-ecology perspective argues that humans are a part of nature, such that capitalism does not act upon nature but develops through the web of life. In this view, the modern world-system is a capitalist world-ecology, joining the accumulation of capital, the pursuit of power, and the production of nature in dialectical unity – Jason W. Moore.
November 24, 2015

Engaged academia: videos from the Public Political Ecology Lab

The Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL) has added two new videos on engaged scholarship and political ecology by Dianne Rocheleau and James McCarthy.
November 17, 2015

A Review of ‘Land Grabbing—The Movie’

Land Grabbing by Kurt Langbein offers a razor sharp visualization of the tremendous drivers and tragic dramas of mega investments in land. 
July 17, 2015

Photographies of an ancestral present

By Sofia Roque* Will beauty save the world? Génesis, the last work of the photographer Sebastião Salgado, is a call for a battle to save the planet. Beyond the borders of an untouched or exotic nature, the ambiguity of a switched time reminds us of our collective belonging and common struggles.
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