Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Climate without Nature
A Critical Anthropology of the Anthropocene

  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108423243

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book offers a critical reading of the Anthropocene that draws on archaeological, ecological, geological, and ethnographic evidence to argue that the concept reproduces the modernist binary between society and nature, and forecloses a more inclusive politics around climate change. The authors challenge the divisions between humans as biological and geophysical agents that constitute the ontological foundations of the period. Building on contemporary critiques of capitalism, they examine different conceptions of human–environment relationships derived from anthropology to engage with the pressing problem of global warming.

    • Proposes a new and deeper reading of the Anthropocene that will appeal to all scholars who are concerned with the long-term human-environment relationship
    • Challenges uncritical narratives of the Anthropocene that reproduce modernist and technocratic notions of nature and limit its abilities to generate a politics of global warming
    • Reviews, engages, and critiques new materialism, posthumanist, and ontologically oriented theory in the social sciences and humanities
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108423243
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 2 maps 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: materializing climate
    2. Assembling the Anthropocene
    3. On soils, stones, and social relationships of geophysical history
    4. On glaciers and grass and weather and welfare
    5. Social welfare without the Anthropocene's nature
    6. Conclusion: toward a critical anthropology of global warming.

  • Authors

    Andrew M. Bauer, Stanford University, California
    Andrew M. Bauer is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University, California. He is author of Before Vijayanagara: Prehistoric Landscapes and Politics in the Tungabhadra Basin (2015).

    Mona Bhan, DePauw University, Indiana
    Mona Bhan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at DePauw University, Indiana. She is author of Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare? (2014).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×