Capitalism and the Great Frontier: A World-Historical Geography

Authors: Jason Moore*,
Topics: Cultural and Political Ecology, Historical Geography, Economic Geography
Keywords: world-ecology, political ecology, environmental history, political economy, world history
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Napoleon C1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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This paper explores the historical geography of capitalism from the standpoint of the Great Frontier. Arguing that capitalism depends on the Cheap Natures available on and through frontiers of system's socially necessary geographical division of labor, this paper explores how colonial, racialized, and gender domination emerge out of imperial and commercial movements that knit together frontier and metropole.

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