Capitalism and Robbery

The Expropriation of Land, Labor, and Corporeal Life

  • John Bellamy Foster
  • Brett Clark
  • Hannah Holleman
Keywords: Philosophy, Marxist Ecology, Ecology, Marxism

Abstract

Historical capitalism cannot be understood aside from its existence as a colonial/imperialist world system in which the violent exercise of power is an ever-present reality. In order to uncover the material conditions governing concrete capitalism, including its interface with land, nonwage labor, and corporeal life, it is therefore necessary to go beyond the inner reality of exploitation, and address expropriation, or the process of appropriation without equivalent (or without reciprocity) through which capital has sought to determine its wider parameters.

Published
2019-12-01
Section
Review of the Month