Environment and Society [electronic resource] : Socionatural Relations in the Anthropocene / by Manuel Arias-Maldonado
- SpringerBriefs in Political Science, 2191-5466
- Introduction -- What is Nature? -- Humanity and Nature -- The Socionatural Entanglement -- The Coming of the Anthropocene -- Political Natures -- The Future of Nature.
- This short book sets out to explore the concept of nature in the context of a changing reality, in which the extent of our transformation of the environment has become evident: What is nature and to what extent has humanity transformed it? How do nature and society relate to one another? What does the idea of a sustainable society entail and how can nature be understood as a political subject? What is the Anthropocene and how does it affect nature as both an idea and a material entity? Has nature perhaps “ended?” In addressing these questions, the author delivers a concise but meaningful study of contemporary understandings of nature, one that goes beyond the limits posed by a single discipline. Adopting a truly comprehensive perspective, the work incorporates classical disciplines such as philosophy, evolutionary theory and the history of ideas; new and mixed approaches ranging from environmental sociology to neurobiology and ecological economics and the emerging area of the environmental humanities and represents a growing branch of political thought that views nature as a new political subject.
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