The question of the human in the Anthropocene debate

@article{Chernilo2017TheQO,
  title={The question of the human in the Anthropocene debate},
  author={Daniel Chernilo},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={44 - 60}
}
The Anthropocene debate is one of the most ambitious scientific programmes of the past 15 or 20 years. Its main argument is that, from a geological point of view, humans are considered a major force of nature, thus implying that our current geological epoch is dominated by human activity. The Anthropocene has slowly become a contemporary meta-narrative that seeks to make sense of the ‘earth-system’ as a whole, and one whose vision of the future is dystopian rather than progressive: as the… Expand
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