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Author Horn, Eva, author

Title The Anthropocene : key issues for the humanities / Eva Horn and Hannes Bergthaller
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (x, 180 pages)
Series Key issues in environment and sustainability
Key issues in environment and sustainability
Contents Introduction -- Definitions -- Genealogies -- Nature and Culture -- The Anthropos -- Politics -- Aesthetics -- Biopolitics -- Energy -- Scales I: The Planetary -- Scales II: Deep Time -- Conclusion: How Western is the Anthropocene?
Summary The Anthropocene is a concept which challenges the foundations of humanities scholarship as it is traditionally understood. It calls not only for closer engagement with the natural sciences but also for a synthetic approach bringing together insights from the various subdisciplines in the humanities and social sciences which have addressed themselves to ecological questions in the past. This book is an introduction to, and structured survey of, the attempts that have been made to take the measure of the Anthropocene, and explores some of the paradigmatic problems which it raises. The difficulties of an introduction to the Anthropocene lie not only in the disciplinary breadth of the subject, but also in the rapid pace at which the surrounding debates have been, and still are, unfolding. This introduction proposes a conceptual map which, however provisionally, charts these ongoing discussions across a variety of scientific and humanistic disciplines. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the environmental humanities, particularly in literary and cultural studies, history, philosophy, and environmental studies
Notes "Earthscan from Routledge."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Eva Horn is a Professor at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. Hannes Bergthaller is a Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
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Subject Biopolitics
Environment (Aesthetics)
Human ecology and the humanities
Human ecology
Nature (Aesthetics)
Environment (Aesthetics)
Human ecology and the humanities.
Human ecology.
NATURE / Ecology
Nature (Aesthetics)
Form Electronic book
Author Bergthaller, Hannes, author
Routledge (Firm)
LC no. 2019029878
ISBN 0429439733
Other Titles Key issues for the humanities