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Anthropocene A Neo-Materialist Perspective Timothy James LeCain HCM 3 (1): 1–28 URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-117064 Abstract The dawning realization that the planet may have entered a new geologi- cal epoch called the Anthropocene could prove transformative. However, over the course of its brief history, the

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In: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity

considered Anthropocene as the term for a new geological epoch and in 2016 in South Africa they stated that “[h]umanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—needs to be declared.” 1 Geological epochs last for thousands of years and geologists very rarely

In: International Journal of Public Theology

alternative allegories of the Anthropocene that allow us some degree of ‘ideological comfort’ (‘technology will save us’, ‘there is nothing to be done’, for example) or leave us anxious and facing head-on the enormity of the planetary crisis, best captured perhaps by Lenin’s at once explicitly political and

In: Historical Materialism
Human civilisation stands at an unimaginable precipice. The human past, leading up to today, has seen society develop under the conditions of the Holocene since 10000 BC. However – we are now in the Anthropocene, what Deleuze/Guattari term as the future rupturing the present. This book analyses the Anthropocene given four dimensions: ‘tool-enhancement’; ‘carbon trail’; ‘the phallocene’; and ‘atomic-time’. A mode of education and social change lies parallel to this mapping that tackles degrowth, changing consciousness, a Green Utopia, and building a critical-immanent model to realign current practices in the light of globalisation. This is the first book to put the philosophy of Deleuze/Guattari to work for the future, and our collective existence as a differentiated educational practice in the Anthropocene.

) continues to prefer the term Holocene, the popular term Anthropocene becomes an increasingly more accurate classification of our present geological epoch with each day that passes. Although some scholars argue for an earlier onset of the Anthropocene epoch, the term was coined in the year 2000 by Paul J

In: KronoScope

the heart of what I call Anthropocene temporality, inspired by Nicolas Mirzoeff’s notion of Anthropocene visuality (2014). Whereas Anthropocene visuality is a way of looking at the world, supported by certain tools and technologies that point in two opposite directions at once (domination and

In: KronoScope

agenda to understand the role of law, broadly understood as a social and cultural practice reflected in institutions and texts, in prompting, sustaining and potentially managing the Anthropocene, the proposed new epoch of the Earth system (Geological Time Scale) where humans are the defining geological

In: Brill Research Perspectives in International Legal Theory and Practice