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Against the Anthropocene

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Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the new proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, this book critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations. It analyzes contemporary visual culture—popular science websites, remote sensing and SatNav imagery, eco-activist mobilizations, and experimental artistic projects—to consider how the term proposes more than merely a description of objective geological periodization. This book argues that the Anthropocene terminology works ideologically in support of a neoliberal financialization of nature, anthropocentric political economy, and endorsement of geoengineering as the preferred—but likely disastrous—method of approaching climate change. To democratize decisions about the world’s near future, we urgently need to subject the Anthropocene thesis to critical scrutiny and develop creative alternatives in the present.

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Artikelnummer: 39458 Categorie: Tag:
Subtitel: Visual culture and environment today
Auteur: Demos, T.J.
Jaar: 2022
ISBN: 9783956792106
Pagina's: 132
Taal: English
Uitgever: Sternberg Press
Uitgever stad: Berlin
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