The Shock of the Anthropocene : The Earth, History, and Us Paperback
The Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene.
What we are facing is not only an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin.
In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for millions of years.
How did we get to this point? Refuting the convenient view of a "human species" that upset the Earth system, unaware of what it was doing, this book proposes the first critical history of the Anthropocene, shaking up many accepted ideas: about our supposedly recent "environmental awareness," about previous challenges to industrialism, about the manufacture of ignorance and consumerism, about so-called energy transitions, as well as about the role of the military in environmental destruction.
In a dialogue between science and history, The Shock of the Anthropocene dissects a new theoretical buzzword and explores paths for living and acting politically in this rapidly developing geological epoch
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 07/02/2017
- Category: Social & political philosophy
- ISBN: 9781784785031
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