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Jason W. Moore, The Biosphere Question

by Gareth Bryant on November 29, 2017
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Jason W. Moore, The Biosphere Question: Nature, Class, and Re/Production at the End of the Holocene – and the Capitalocene

Co-presented by Sydney Ideas and the Historical Materialism Sydney conference.

Date: Thursday 7 December

Time: 6 – 7.30pm

Venue: Law School LT 101, Level 1, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney. Venue location

Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required

Register: Here

About the talk

The Earth has reached a tipping point. Runaway climate change, the sixth great extinction of planetary life, the acidification of the oceans–all point toward an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity’s relationship within the web of life.

But just what is that relationship, and how do we make sense of this extraordinary transition?

Jason W Moore will challenge the theory and history offered by the most significant environmental concept of our times: the Anthropocene.

Are we living in the Anthropocene, literally the ‘Age of Man’? Is a different response more compelling, and better suited to the strange–and often terrifying–times in which we live?

Moore will diagnose the problems of Anthropocene thinking and propose an alternative: the global crises of the twenty-first century are rooted in the Capitalocene, the Age of Capital.

About the speaker

Jason W Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is associate professor of sociology. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (2015), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? (2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (2017).

Gareth Bryant

Gareth Bryant is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

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