“COVID-19 and Imperial Value: Commodity Chains, Global Monopolies, and Catastrophe Capitalism,” International Critical Thought (forthcoming vol. 12, no. 3 [September 2022], 16 pp.
Journal Articles (Refereed)
“The Return of the Dialectics of Nature,” Historical Materialism (forthcoming 2022, Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Lecture), 10,000 words.
“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 […]
“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 […]
“Marx and the Commons” (coauthored with Brett Clark and Hannah Holleman, Foster listed first), Social Resarch: An International Quarterly, vol. 88, no. 1 (2021), pp. 1-30. IN HIS FAMOUS SECTION, “SO-CALLED PRIMITIVE ACCUMULATION,” IN volume one of Capital, Karl Marx (1976, 883, 908) argued that the enclosure of the commons and the expropriation of the […]
“Antinomies of Space and Nature or an Open Totality?: Neil Smith and Henri Lefebvre on Nature and Society” (coauthored with Brian M. Napoletano and Brett Clark, Foster listed second), Human Geography (published Online First, November 2022), 14 pp. The work of Henri Lefebvre has played a pivotal role in human geography in recent decades. At […]
French Marxist sociologist, Henri Lefebvre, was one of the foremost social theorists of the twentieth century, celebrated for his critiques of everyday life, urban revolution, and the production of space. We argue here that his mature work also encompassed a theory of ecological crisis, drawing directly on Marx’s theory of metabolic rift. In this conception, […]
Marx’s concept of metabolic rift has emerged as a prominent theoretical framework with which to explain the socioecological crises of capitalism. Yet, despite its relevance to key concerns in critical environmental geography, it has remained marginal within the field. Here we address this by distinguishing between metabolic rift theory and two predominant Marxist approaches in […]
William Morris’s celebrated utopian romance News from Nowhere or An Epoch of Rest (1890) constituted his most singular attempt to present a revolutionary ideal aimed at inspiring a ‘movement towards Socialism’ in his day. Centering on the overcoming of human alienation in relation to the three primary forms of the division of labour—social production, town […]
The Holocene epoch in geological history of the last 10,000–12,000 years has given way to a new geological epoch which natural scientists are calling the Anthropocene, marked by humanity’s emergence as the main driver of change in the Earth system as a whole, threatening the future of civilization, a majority of ecosystems on the planet, […]