CAPITALOCENE


A way of framing the era we’re living in, as shaped by the accumulation of capital and by structures which prioritise this. Donna Haraway speaks about the need to rethink the more commonly used term, Anthropocene, arguing that it is not humans per se that cause definitive contemporary problems such as climate change; it is the relentles capitalisation of resources. She proposes instead terms which acknowledge the connection between economy and ecology.

See also: Chthlucene.
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