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  1. Against Hybridism: Why We Need to Distinguish Between Nature and Society, Now More Than Ever.Andreas Malm - 2019 - Historical Materialism 27 (2):156-187.
    It is fashionable to argue that nature and society are obsolete categories. The two, we are told, can no longer be distinguished from one another; continuing loyalty to the ‘binary’ of the natural and the social blinds us to the logic of current ecological crises. This article outlines an argument for the opposite position: now more than ever – particularly in our rapidly warming world – we need to sift out the social components from the natural, if we wish to (...)
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  2. The Origins of Fossil Capital: From Water to Steam in the British Cotton Industry.Andreas Malm - 2013 - Historical Materialism 21 (1):15-68.
    The process commonly referred to as business-as-usual has given rise to dangerous climate change, but its social history remains strangely unexplored. A key moment in its onset was the transition to steam power as a source of rotary motion in commodity production, in Britain and, first of all, in its cotton industry. This article tries to approach the dynamics of the fossil economy by examining the causes of the transition from water to steam in the British cotton industry in the (...)
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  3. Against Hybridism: Why We Need to Distinguish Between Nature and Society, Now More Than Ever.Andreas Malm - 2019 - Historical Materialism 27 (2):156-187.
    It is fashionable to argue that nature and society are obsolete categories. The two, we are told, can no longer be distinguished from one another; continuing loyalty to the ‘binary’ of the natural and the social blinds us to the logic of current ecological crises. This article outlines an argument for the opposite position: now more than ever – particularly in our rapidly warming world – we need to sift out the social components from the natural, if we wish to (...)
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    Seize the Means of Carbon Removal: The Political Economy of Direct Air Capture.Andreas Malm & Wim Carton - 2021 - Historical Materialism 29 (1):3-48.
    The left must confront the politics of removing carbon from the atmosphere – a topic rapidly making its way to the top of the climate agenda. We here examine the technology of direct air capture, tracing its intellectual origins and laying bare the political economy of its current manifestations. We find a space crowded with ideology-laden metaphors, ample fossil-capital entanglements and bold visions for a new, ethereal frontier of capital accumulation. These diversions must be cut short if a technology with (...)
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  5. In Wildness Is the Liberation of the World: On Maroon Ecology and Partisan Nature.Andreas Malm - 2018 - Historical Materialism 26 (3):3-37.
    For good reasons, the green movement turned from wilderness to environmental justice as its central category in the 1980s and ’90s. Today, several leading wilderness advocates seem to compete for the most reactionary positions, particularly on the issue of migration. A case can, however, be made for a progressive, cosmopolitan, Marxist view of wilderness as a space less fully subjugated to capital than others. There is a long history of exploited and persecuted people seeking freedom in and through the wild. (...)
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