The last days of Tua

A large dam is under construction in Portugal's Alto Douro Wine Region UNESCO World Heritage site. Local movements call to stop the dam and safeguard this patrimony #‎savetua‬ #savetua http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzWtNFZsX2c Very soon, hundreds of hectares of farmland, one of Europe’s finest rivers for mountain and white water sports and one of the continent’s oldest railway lines will … Continue reading The last days of Tua

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. Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton University. He is coordinator of the … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Ontological Politics

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. Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Capital Frontiers

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. … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: The Web of Life

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. Jason W. Moore teaches world history at Binghamton University. He is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. Much of his work on … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

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 … Continue reading Jason W. Moore: Political Ecology or World-Ecology?

Paul Robbins: the challenges to political ecology in a period of great transition

The political ecologist Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reflects talks about the challenges to political ecology in a period of great transition. This video is the final part of an interview conducted by several ENTITLE fellows with Paul Robbins in Barcelona in January 2015. You can find … Continue reading Paul Robbins: the challenges to political ecology in a period of great transition

Paul Robbins and the ecology in political ecology

The political ecologist Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reflects on the importance of talking about ecology in political ecology. This video is the third part of an interview conducted by several ENTITLE fellows with Paul Robbins in Barcelona in January 2015. You can find Paul Robbins' thoughts on … Continue reading Paul Robbins and the ecology in political ecology

Paul Robbins on labour and political ecology

The political ecologist Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reflects on the importance of talking about labour in political ecology. This video is the second part of an interview conducted by several ENTITLE fellows with Paul Robbins in Barcelona in January 2015. You can find Paul Robbins's … Continue reading Paul Robbins on labour and political ecology

Paul Robbins on the Anthropocene

The political ecologist Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares his thoughts on the Anthropocene. This video is part of an interview of ENTITLE fellows with Paul Robbins, in Barcelona, on January 2015. The other questions posed in this interview, on labour and political ecology, the ecology … Continue reading Paul Robbins on the Anthropocene