Pull the Plugs? Labor, Power, and the Rise of Fossil Capitalism

Date: 2020-11-21T20:02:14+00:00

Location: cosmonaut.blog

Join the Cosmonaut Ecocrew as they discuss Andreas Malm’s piercing 2016 text Fossil Capital and attempt to dispel the myriad of myths that have been erected around the energetic transition to coal. The fateful intertwining in mid-19th century British cotton districts of capital and fossil fuels is examined in the context of class struggle, the ascendancy of the steam engine, and alternative futures that were incompatible with the logic of capital.

Check the previous episodes of this series:

Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy with Red Library

Capitalism in the Web of Life: A Discussion

Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature