On the multiple frontiers of extraction: excavating contemporary capitalism

@article{Mezzadra2017OnTM,
  title={On the multiple frontiers of extraction: excavating contemporary capitalism},
  author={Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={185 - 204}
}
ABSTRACT Understanding the intensification and expansion of extractive industries in contemporary capitalism requires an approach attentive not only to the literal forms of extraction prevalent in mining and agribusiness but also to new fronts of extraction emerging in activities such as data mining and biocapitalism. This article introduces the concept of operations of capital to trace connections between the expansive logic of extraction and capitalist activity in the domains of logistics and… Expand
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