The Robbery of Nature

Capitalism and the Metabolic Rift

  • John Bellamy Foster
  • Brett Clark
Keywords: Marxist Ecology, Ecology

Abstract

Marx's notion of "the robbery of the soil" is intrinsically connected to the rift in the metabolism between human beings and the earth. To get at the complexities of his metabolic rift theory, it is useful to look separately at the issues of the robbery and the rift, seen as separate moments in a single development.

Published
2018-07-01
Section
Introduction