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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 384 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 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
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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, Velina Petrova, Chantal Pouliot, Alexander Ruser, Nalleli Salazar, Jacobo Ocharan, David W. Orr, Julia M. Puaschunder, David Arthur Sampson, Paulo David Soasti-Bareta, Gabriel Valerio-Ureña, Gordon Wilmsmeier, Marc Zimmer

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