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Henri Lefebvre’s Conception of Nature-Society in the Revoltuonary Project of Autogeston

“Henri Lefebvre’s Conception of Nature-Society in the Revoltuonary Project of Autogeston” (coauthered with Brian M. Napoletano, Pedro Urquijo, and Brett Clark—Foster listed fourth), Dialogues in Human Geography (prepublished online March 29, 2022), 20 pp. Henri Lefebvre’s intricate material-dialectical approach to the nature-society problematic, taken together with his advocacy of a praxis oriented to total transformation […]

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Lukács and the Tragedy of Revolution

“Lukács and the Tragedy of Revolution,” Monthly Review 73, no. 9 (February 2022), pp. 1-12. In his 20s and early 30s, Georg Lukács emerged as one of Europe’s towering intellectuals, the author of the two-volume A History of the Development of Modern Drama (1908, 1911), Soul and Form (1910), Aesthetic Culture (1913), The Theory of the […]

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Against Doomsday Scenarios: What Is to Be Done Now?

“Against Doomsday Scenarios: What Is to Be Done Now?” (John Bellamy Foster interviewed by John Molyneux and Owen McCormick), Monthly Review 73, no. 7 (December 2021), pp. 1-16. [Published in Irish Marxist Review, November 2021.] John Molyneux and Owen McCormack: Given the extreme summer weather and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, […]

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The Planetary Rift

“The Planetary Rift” (Interview of Foster by Haris Golemis), transform! Yearbook 2021: Capitalism’s Deadly Threat (London: Merlin Press, 2021), pp. 57-72. [Reprinted in Monthly Review (November 2021), pp. 1-14. HG: With your pathbreaking article “Marx’s Theory of Metabolic Rift” (American Journal of Sociology, 1999), you challenged the then prevalent view, even among non-dogmatic Marxists, that […]

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Chinese Contract Labor, the Corporeal Rift, and Ecological Imperialism in Peru’s Nineteenth-Century Guano Boom

“Chinese Contract Labor, the Corporeal Rift, and Ecological Imperialism in Peru’s Nineteenth-Century Guano Boom“, (coauthored with Lola Loustaunau, Mauricio Betancourt, and John Bellamy Foster, Foster listed third), Journal of Peasant Studies (published online November 2021), 25 pp. Building on the theory of ecological imperialism in the context of the Peruvian guano boom, this analysis explores the […]

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The Contagion of Capital: Financialized Capitalism, COVID-19, and the Great Divide

“The Contagion of Capital: Financialized Capitalism, COVID-19, and the Great Divide” (coathored with R. Jamil Jonna and Brett Clark, Foster listed first), Monthly Review, vol. 72 no. 8 (January 2021), pp. 1-19. The U.S. economy and society at the start of 2021 is more polarized than it has been at any point since the Civil War. The […]

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