Marxism in the Anthropocene: Dialectical Rifts on the Left

  title={Marxism in the Anthropocene: Dialectical Rifts on the Left},
  author={John Bellamy Foster},
  journal={International Critical Thought},
  pages={393 - 421}
  • J. Foster
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • Geography
  • International Critical Thought
ABSTRACT Natural scientists have pointed to the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch, with the precise dating not yet decided, but often traced to the Great Acceleration of the human impact on the environment since 1945. Thus understood, the Anthropocene largely coincides with the rise of the modern environmental movement and corresponds to the age of planetary crisis. This paper looks at the evolution of Marxian and left contributions to environmental thought during this period. Although… 

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