Lecture: Capitalism in the Web of Life // Jason moore


Description: Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? Join the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory and Critical Historical Studies for a discussion with Jason W. Moore about capitalism as a “world-ecology.” Capitalism, Moore argues, has drawn accumulation, power, and nature into a set of contradictions that, over the long run, threaten the food supply and imperil the world’s climate. 

Bio: Jason W. Moore is assistant professor of sociology at Binghamton University, and coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. He writes frequently on the history of capitalism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, from the long sixteenth century to the neoliberal era. His research has been recognized with the Braverman Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (1999); the Bernstein and Byres Prize in Agrarian Studies (2011); the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association’s Political Economy of the World-System Section (2002, and 2011 honorable mention); and the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History (2004).

This event is co-sponsored by the Seminary Co-Op, Verso Books, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) and Critical Historical Studies.  This event is free and open to the public.