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The Anthropo-scene: A guide for the perplexed

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The scientific proposal that the Earth has entered a new epoch as a result of human activities – the Anthropocene – has catalysed a flurry of intellectual activity. This paper introduces and reviews the rich, inchoate and multi-disciplinary diversity of this Anthropo-scene. It identifies five ways in which the concept of the Anthropocene has been mobilised, as: scientific question, intellectual zeitgeist, ideological provocation, new ontologies and science fiction. This typology offers an ana...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Author
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Studies of Science Journal website
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-09
ISSN:
1460-3659
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631709
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pubs:631709
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uuid:a6b25bb8-8861-4933-80d6-017c222f7a9a
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pubs:631709
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2017-02-02

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