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.
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.
Part 4 – “Capital Frontiers”
Read more about capitalism as a frontier.
Part 1 – “Political Ecology or World-Ecology?”
Part 2 – “Anthropocene or Capitalocene?”
Part 3 – “The Web of Life”