Transcending the metabolic rift: a theory of crises in the capitalist world-ecology

@article{Moore2011TranscendingTM,
  title={Transcending the metabolic rift: a theory of crises in the capitalist world-ecology},
  author={Jason W. Moore},
  journal={The Journal of Peasant Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={1 - 46}
}
  • Jason W. Moore
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Peasant Studies
The theory of metabolic rift is among the most dynamic perspectives in critical environmental studies today. This essay argues that the problem with the metabolic rift perspective is not that it goes too far, but that it does not go far enough. I take a ‘use and transcend’ approach that takes metabolic rift theory as an indispensable point of departure in building a unified theory of capitalist development – one that views the accumulation of capital, the pursuit of power, and the production of… 

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