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Knowledge For The Anthropocene

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Knowledge For The Anthropocene

A Multidisciplinary Approach

9781800884281 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francisco Javier Carrillo, The World Capital Institute and Emeritus Professor of Knowledge Based Development, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México and Günter Koch, Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity, Tenerife, Spain
Publication Date: November 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80088 428 1 Extent: c 416 pp
With human-induced environmental impacts disrupting human life in deeper ways and at a wider scale than anything previously experienced, this multidisciplinary book looks at the ways that current knowledge bases seem inadequate to help us deal with such realities. It offers a critical appraisal of the current knowledge infrastructure, including science, technology, innovation, education and informal knowledge systems.

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With human-induced environmental impacts disrupting human life in deeper ways and at a wider scale than anything previously experienced, this multidisciplinary book looks at the ways that current knowledge bases seem inadequate to help us deal with such realities. It offers a critical appraisal of the current knowledge infrastructure, including science, technology, innovation, education and informal knowledge systems.
 
Contributions from a wide spectrum of social scientists, philosophers, activists and decision-makers tackle the importance of knowledge for the Anthropocene using a mosaic of data, theories, cases, models, methods and experiences. Chapters highlight what relevant knowledge will become critical to dealing with deteriorating environmental conditions, as well as how science, technology, education and innovation can be radically transformed to deal with these challenges. The book further explores the behavioural, economic, social and cultural aspects of the Anthropocene, and how knowledge impacts both these and our possible futures.
 
This will be a critical read for human geography and environmental science scholars, as well as social science scholars more broadly, particularly with its in-depth glossary and digital resource list. It will also aid practitioners in the planning, design, management and evaluation of knowledge systems by providing deeper understandings of the potential circumstances of knowledge in the Anthropocene.
Critical Acclaim
‘What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene? While a growing number of edited collections and monographs have approached this question by gathering knowledge of the Anthropocene, Francisco Javier Carrillo and Günter Koch choose a different path: uncompromisingly interdisciplinary, Knowledge For The Anthropocene brings together contributors from different disciplinary and regional backgrounds, thus offering a clear and comprehensive account of the opportunities and challenges of knowledge in and for the Anthropocene.’
– Nico Stehr, Zeppelin University, Germany

Contributors
Contributors include: Isabelle Arseneau, Jorge Asprón, Asen Balabanov, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Michael Blakeney, Amanda Boetzkes, Francisco Javier Carrillo, Noel Castree, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Dahm, Cristián Ducoing, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Irina Feygina, Carlos Jesús García-Meza, Audrey Groleau, Irene Guijt, Bertrand Guillaume, Richard Heinberg, Anthony Hodgson, Guenter Koch, Alexander K. Lautensach, Boris Manov, Eoin McLaughlin, Sam Mickey, Jason Monios, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Jacobo Ocharan, David W. Orr, Velina Petrova, Chantal Pouliot, Julia M. Puaschunder, Alexander Ruser, Nalleli Salazar, David Arthur Sampson, Paulo David Soasti-Bareta, Gabriel Valerio-Ureña, Gordon Wilmsmeier, Marc Zimmer
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Contents:

Foreword: knowing what to know, what to do and how to do it in
the Anthropocene xiii
Preface xvi
Acknowledgments xxi
Introduction to Knowledge For The Anthropocene 1
Francisco Javier Carrillo

PART I KNOWLEDGE AND THE PLANETARY EMERGENCY
1 A portable philosophy toolkit for the Anthropocene 11
Carlos Jesús García-Meza
2 Existential challenges to knowledge 22
Bertrand Guillaume
3 Social psychological drivers of climate change denial 30
Irina Feygina
4 Media accountability before the climate crisis 42
Gabriel Valerio-Ureña, Jorge Asprón and Nalleli Salazar

PART II ANTHROPOCENE LITERACY
5 A terminology for the Anthropocene 54
Ernesto Contreras
6 A directory of digital resources about the Anthropocene 76
Paulo David Soasti-Bareta
7 Educating for the Anthropocene 98
Audrey Groleau, Chantal Pouliot, Isabelle Arseneau
8 Localization and globalization of core adaptive knowledge 107
Alexander K. Lautensach

PART III ANTHROPOCENE ECONOMICS
9 The end of Holocene economics 120
Richard Heinberg
10 Precursors of an economics for the Anthropocene 132
Daniel Dahm and Günter Koch
11 Deep adaptation and collapsology 145
Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier
12 Genuine savings and economics for the Anthropocene 157
Eoin McLaughlin and Cristián Ducoing

PART IV JUSTICE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
13 Epistemic injustice 167
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
14 The urgency for epistemic and political climate justice 178
Jacobo Ocharan, Velina Petrova and Irene Guijt
15 Towards global environmental governance 194
Julia M. Puaschunder
16 Transition agendas: going beyond consumerism? 204
Boris Manov and Asen Balabanov

PART V KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE
17 Scientific knowledge for the Anthropocene 213
Marc Zimmer
18 The sciences of knowledge 225
Francisco Javier Carrillo
19 Knowledge as world capital: global knowledge 240
Alexander Ruser
20 Adaptive value of traditional knowledge 249
Michael Blakeney

PART VI IMAGINATION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
21 Designing post-human futures 263
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington
22 Integral ecology: reconnecting nature, culture, and knowledge 276
Sam Mickey
23 Visuality conditions under the Anthropocene 284
Irmgard Emmelhainz
24 The aesthesis of plastic capitalism 297
Amanda Boetzkes

PART VII CO-CREATING FUTURES
25 Democracy in the Anthropocene 307
David W. Orr
26 Envisioning scenarios for the Anthropocene 316
David Arthur Sampson
27 The farthest we can see 328
Anthony Hodgson
28 Knowledge for the Anthropocene: an agenda 339
Francisco Javier Carrillo
Conclusion to Knowledge For The Anthropocene 358
Günter Koch

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