Anthropocene Conjunctures

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Krieg , C P & Minoia , P 2021 , Anthropocene Conjunctures . in R Toivanen & C P Krieg (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 39-50 .

Title: Anthropocene Conjunctures
Author: Krieg, C. Parker; Minoia, Paola
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Nebraska
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Toivanen, Reetta
Krieg, C. Parker

Publisher: Helsinki University Press
Date: 2021-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Situating Sustainability A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts
ISBN: 978-952-369-050-9
Abstract: The Anthropocene is the proposed name for a new geologic era in which humans are held to be a defining agent of planetary history. Largely the effect of fossil fuel use in industrial societies, this periodization has itself generated a minor academic industry of publications and theoretical formulations that have alternately challenged and reinforced disciplinary perspectives. In light of this, this chapter argues for a conjunctural approach to the Anthropocene concept, one that focuses on understanding its ‘meaning’ in relation to the political, geographical, ecological, economic, and institutional contexts where it is deployed. It draws on two examples, one from an ‘ecomodernist’ institute located in California, another from the indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences

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