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Andreas Malm

Senior Lecturer

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Yes, it is all about fetishism: A response to Daniel Cunha

Author

  • Alf Hornborg
  • Andreas Malm

Summary, in English

Daniel Cunha misreads us as suggesting that climate change has been a conscious and deliberate strategy of a global elite. This was very clearly not our suggestion. He proposes that the Marxian concept of fetishism is applicable to anthropogenic climate change, apparently unaware of our recurrent use of precisely this concept in a number of publications over the past decades. We thus fundamentally agree with his position, but find his critique of our own interpretation of the Anthropocene unfair and misdirected.

Department/s

  • Human Ecology

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

205-207

Publication/Series

The Anthropocene Review

Volume

3

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article (comment)

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published