Introduction: Whiteness, coloniality, and the Anthropocene

  title={Introduction: Whiteness, coloniality, and the Anthropocene},
  author={Andrew Baldwin and B. Erickson},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={11 - 3}
  • Andrew Baldwin, B. Erickson
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
  • In his essay ‘The Souls of White Folk’, written generations before the International Stratigraphy Committee would begin debating the Anthropocene concept, W.E.B. Du Bois (1920: 29) made an observation which remains as pertinent today as it was when he wrote it 1920. ‘I am given to understand’, he wrote, ‘that whiteness is the ownership of the Earth forever and ever, Amen’. Although Du Bois’ famous line is in reference to the imperial origins of the First World War, it nevertheless anticipates… CONTINUE READING
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