Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene by Morten Tønnessen, Kristin Armstrong Oma, Silver Rattasepp PDF
By Morten Tønnessen, Kristin Armstrong Oma, Silver Rattasepp (eds.)
Participants: Almo Farina, Carlo Brentari, Katharine Dow, Martin Drenthen, Annabelle Dufourcq, Peter Gaitsch, Gisela Kaplan, Eva Meijer, Susan M. Rustick, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Mateusz Tokarski, Sebastjan Vörös, Louise Westling
The time period “Anthropocene”, the period of mankind, is more and more getting used as a systematic designation for the present geological epoch. it's because the human species now dominates ecosystems world wide, and impacts nature in a fashion that opponents common forces in importance and scale. Thinking approximately Animals within the Age of the Anthropocene provides a dozen chapters that tackle the position and position of animals during this epoch characterised via anthropogenic (human-made) environmental switch. whereas a few chapters describe our impression at the dwelling stipulations of animals, others query traditional principles approximately human exceptionalism, and pressure the complicated cognitive and different skills of animals. The Anthropocene inspiration forces us to reconsider our relation to nature and to animals, and to severely think about our personal function and position on the earth, as a species. Nature isn't really what it was once. Nor are the lives of animals as they was once earlier than mankind´s upward thrust to international ecological prominence. do we finally discover ways to dwell with animals, instead of inflicting extinction and ecological mayhem?