Podcast 2 -On the Danger of Fossil Fascism

August 23, 2021
Critical Theory In Context Podcast

Episode 2

https://ctic.podigee.io/2-fossil-fascism
Andreas Malm und Lise Besnoit (Zetkin-Collective) im Gespräch mit Christian Schmidt

 

We are talking about their recently published book “White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism”, which came out with Verso in 2021.

The history of fossil capital has been one of the central concerns of Andreas Malm’s work. In his book entitled “Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming”, which was published in 2016, Andreas Malm traces the historical rise of steam power and shows that the development of this technology can only be understood by taking into consideration the dynamics of class struggle.

One of Andreas Malm’s other most recent books is entitled: “Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century”, translated into German as: “Klima|x”. Rahel Jaeggi talked about the main theses of this book in an online event we hosted in 2020 “Corona Capitalism: Struggles over Nature”.