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dc.contributor.authorIvakhiv, Adrian
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:38:36Z
dc.identifier1004677
dc.identifierOCN: 1100538925
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25418
dc.description.abstractA spectre is haunting humanity: the spectre of a reality that will outwit and, in the end, bury us. “The Anthropocene,” or The Human Era, is an attempt to name our geological fate – that we will one day disappear into the layer-cake of Earth’s geology – while highlighting humanity in the starring role of today’s Earthly drama. In Shadowing the Anthropocene, Adrian Ivakhiv proposes an ecological realism that takes as its starting point humanity’s eventual demise. The only question for a realist today, he suggests, is what to do now and what quality of compost to leave behind with our burial. The book engages with the challenges of the Anthropocene and with a series of philosophical efforts to address them, including those of Slavoj Žižek and Charles Taylor, Graham Harman and Timothy Morton, Isabelle Stengers and Bruno Latour, and William Connolly and Jane Bennett. Along the way, there are volcanic eruptions and revolutions, ant cities and dog parks, data clouds and space junk, pagan gods and sacrificial altars, dark flow, souls (of things), and jazz. Ivakhiv draws from centuries old process-relational thinking that hearkens back to Daoist and Buddhist sages, but gains incisive re-invigoration in the philosophies of Charles Sanders Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead. He translates those insights into practices of “engaged Anthropocenic bodymindfulness” – aesthetic, ethical, and ecological practices for living in the shadow of the Anthropocene.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNT Social impact of environmental issues
dc.subject.otherecology
dc.subject.otheranthropocene
dc.subject.otherenvironmental humanities
dc.subject.othereco-philosophy
dc.subject.otherrealism
dc.titleShadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0211.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12970da4-0116-4486-b8be-fc9756703ab1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namepunctum books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://punctumbooks.com
oapen.relation.isbn9781947447882
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages294
oapen.place.publicationEarth, Milky Way


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