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Into a Precarious Future

Tim O’Riordan and Tim Lenton

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The scientific world recognizes the Anthropocene, where the human hand appears to overcome natural cycles of energy, chemical processes, and land use. We may be approaching planetary boundaries of ... More


An introduction to Late Glacial–Holocene environments

Anson W. Mackay

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Holocene is the Earth's most recent interglacial, which began approximately 11,500 years ago. Environmental change across this interval and the preceding Late Glacial, driven by factors such as ... More


Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Oran R. Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Governing for sustainability in a world of complex systems will require new social capital in the form of innovative steering mechanisms that differ in important respects from those familiar to us ... More


The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More


The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses

Patrick D. Murphy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041037
eISBN:
9780252099588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041037.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Today's global media sustains a potent new environmental consciousness. Paradoxically, it also serves as a far-reaching platform that promotes the unsustainable consumption ravaging our planet. ... More


Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works ... More


New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Humanity’s collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is quickly outstripping our political and social capacities for managing it. We are in ... More


Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More


Climate Change and the Big Picture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the decline of the peak oil movement in the late 2000s, as a result of diminishing concerns about fossil fuel scarcity. It places the peak oil movement in the context of ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


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