Capitalism as World-Ecology

  title={Capitalism as World-Ecology},
  author={Jason W. Moore},
  journal={Organization & Environment},
  pages={514 - 517}
This essay considers the relevance of Fernand Braudel’s world-historical studies for the theory and practice of environmental history. Arguing against the conventional viewthat Braudel regarded the environment as a backdrop, the essay points to his sophisticated layering of time, space, and nature in which society and ecology actively shape each other. Braudel’s greatest historical-geographical insight is the idea that world-economies are not simply social constructions but also ecological… Expand
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