Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing.Jason W. Moore teaches world history and world-ecology at Binghamton University, and is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. He is the author of several books, including Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital, and numerous award-winning essays in environmental history, political economy, and social theory.
"Moore and Patel's expansive view of capitalism makes it possible to understand a much broader coalition of struggles as anti-capitalist and capable of helping to head off climate change." - Alyssa Battistoni, The Nation "Moore's academic rigour and Patel's accessible writing style mean this book can be recommended to friends who have yet to understand the cruelty of capitalism and how categories of race and gender have been construed to fuel it." - Red Pepper