Deepening, and repairing, the metabolic rift

  title={Deepening, and repairing, the metabolic rift},
  author={Mindi Schneider and P. McMichael},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  pages={461 - 484}
  • Mindi Schneider, P. McMichael
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • The Journal of Peasant Studies
  • This paper critically assesses the metabolic rift as a social, ecological, and historical concept describing the disruption of natural cycles and processes and ruptures in material human-nature relations under capitalism. As a social concept, the metabolic rift presumes that metabolism is understood in relation to the labour process. This conception, however, privileges the organisation of labour to the exclusion of the practice of labour, which we argue challenges its utility for analysing… CONTINUE READING

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