COVID-19 and the planetary crisis multiplicity: From Marxist Crisis theory to Planetary Assemblage Theory

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The COVID-19 crisis gives us occasion to reflect on the insights and limitations of Marxist crisis theory. While ecological Marxists in particular have made incisive analyses of these crises, I argue that traditional Marxist frameworks are insufficient for conceptualizing twenty-first century global crises, which emerge from complex material entanglements across multiple socio-ecological systems and take on self-organizing dynamics that exceed human agency. I therefore suggest that an encounter between ecological Marxism and Deleuzian assemblage theory can provide a more productive theoretical foundation for understanding the COVID-19 crisis and mapping what I call the broader "planetary crisis multiplicity."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-363
Number of pages32
JournalTheory and Event
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2022

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