Whole Earth, Fractured Planet: Geohistory, Climate Justice, and the Crisis...

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SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street

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GLS Jim Babcock Memorial Lecture 2018

"Whole Earth, Fractured Planet: Geohistory, Climate Justice, and the Crisis of Capitalism"

Lecture by: Jason W. Moore, Associate Professor - Department of Sociology Binghamton University

Friday October 19 – Room 1420 - SFU Harbour Ctr. 7:30 pm

Abstract The signal accomplishment of post-1968 environmentalism was to insist on the fundamental unity of planetary life. Iconic photographs like Earthrise (1968) and the Blue Marble (1972) reinforced that new planetary consciousness. Unfortunately, that new consciousness had little room for capitalism's global fractures, above all the ways in which planetary color, gender, and class lines have been drawn and violently policed since 1492. Looking at capitalism's long history of power and re/production in the web of life, Moore shows how climate justice must directly challenge -- and disrupt -- the enduring legacies of racism, sexism, and colonialism as fundamental drivers of climate crisis and the enrichment of the globe's One Percent.

Jason W. Moore teaches World History and World-Ecology at Binghamton University and is Coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. He is the author of several books, including Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, and of numerous award-winning essays in environmental history, political economy, and social theory.

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