Benjamin Kunkel: The Anthropocene
2 March 2017
Show More The Birth of the Anthropocene by Jeremy Davies.
California, 240 pp., £24.95, June 2016, 978 0 520 28997 0Show More
Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore.
Verso, 336 pp., £19.99, August 2015, 978 1 78168 902 8Show More
Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam-Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm.
Verso, 496 pp., £20, October 2015, 978 1 78478 129 3Show More
“... a watchword of despair.Two of the most formidable contributions so far to the literature of the Anthropocene come from authors who reject the term. Jason Moore in Capitalism in the Web of Life and AndreasMalm in Fossil Capital have overlapping criticisms of what Moore calls ‘the Anthropocene argument’. Its defect, as Moore sees it, is to present humanity as a ‘homogeneous acting unit’, when ...”