Climate without Nature: A Critical Anthropology of the Anthropocene

Andrew M. Bauer, Mona Bhan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages168
ISBN (Electronic)9781108525633
ISBN (Print)9781108423243
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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