The political ecology of colonial capitalism

Race, nature, and accumulation

By Bikrum Gill

The political ecology of colonial capitalism
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  • ISBN: 9781526181350
  • Publish Date: Nov 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    This book situates the post financial crisis phenomenon of the "global land grab" within the longue duree of the capitalist world system. It does so by advancing a theoretical and historical framework, called the political ecology of colonial capitalism, that clarifies the key role played by the co-production of race and nature in provisioning the "ecological surplus" that has historically secured the emergence and reproduction of capitalist development. The key premise of this book is that the global land grab constitutes another such attempted moment of re-securing the cheap food premise through racialized frontier appropriation. The argument advanced here is that, within the neoliberal crisis conjuncture, the hegemonic resolution of capital's escalating social-ecological contradictions necessitates, through the practice of "global primitive accumulation," the racialized construction of frontiers of unused nature in emergent zones of appropriation.



    Chapter One: The World-Historical Agrarian Question: Global Land Rush and the Reproduction of the Capitalist World-System

    Chapter Two: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Planetary Crisis

    Chapter Three: Beyond the Premise of Conquest: The Political Ecology of Colonial Capitalism

    Chapter Four: The 'Re-awakening of the South' within and against the Capitalist World-Ecology

    Chapter Five: Land Grab or Land Reform? Colonial and Anti-colonial Trajectories in an Emergent Multipolar Conjuncture



    Bikrum Gill is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech

    The political ecology of colonial capitalism

    By Bikrum Gill

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