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The Resource After nature : a politics for the anthropocene, Jedediah Purdy

After nature : a politics for the anthropocene, Jedediah Purdy

Label
After nature : a politics for the anthropocene
Title
After nature
Title remainder
a politics for the anthropocene
Statement of responsibility
Jedediah Purdy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene, the age of Humans. The geological strata we are now creating record industrial emissions, industrial-scale crop pollens, and the disappearance of species driven to extinction. Climate change is planetary engineering without design. These facts of the Anthropocene are scientific, but its shape and meaning are question for politics--a politics that does not yet exist. 'After Nature' develops a politics for the post-natural world. Jedediah Purdy begins with a history of how Americans have shaped their landscapes. He explores the competing traditions that still infuse environmental law and culture--a frontier vision of settlement and development, a wilderness-seeking Romanticism, a utilitarian attitude that tries to manage nature for human benefit, and a twentieth-century ecological view. These traditions are ways of seeing the world and humans' place in it. They are also modes of lawmaking that inscribe ideal visions on the earth itself. Each has shaped landscapes that make its vision of nature real, from wilderness to farmland to suburbs--opening some new ways of living on the earth while foreclosing others. The Anthropocene demands that we draw on all these legacies and go beyond them. With human and environmental fates now inseparable, environmental politics will become either more deeply democratic or more unequal and inhumane. Where nothing is pure, we must create ways to rally devotion to a damaged and ever-changing world."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.580973
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.P87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
After nature : a politics for the anthropocene, Jedediah Purdy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What kind of democracy?
  • Introduction
  • An unequal terrain
  • God's avid gardeners
  • Nature as teacher
  • Natural utopias
  • A conservationist empire
  • A wilderness passage into ecology
  • Environmental law in the anthropocene
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780674368224
Lccn
2015003588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025287632
System control number
(OCoLC)906121669
Label
After nature : a politics for the anthropocene, Jedediah Purdy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What kind of democracy?
  • Introduction
  • An unequal terrain
  • God's avid gardeners
  • Nature as teacher
  • Natural utopias
  • A conservationist empire
  • A wilderness passage into ecology
  • Environmental law in the anthropocene
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780674368224
Lccn
2015003588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025287632
System control number
(OCoLC)906121669

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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