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Inhuman Nature.

Author: Nigel Clark
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2010.
Series: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship between social thought and earth processes is an oddly neglected part of the social sciences. This exciting book offers to make good the deficit by exploring how human activity and planetary processes impact upon each other. The book: Provides a much needed in-depth inquiry into the volatile relationship between human life and the physical earth. Considers the social and political implications of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Clark
ISBN: 9781446209349 1446209342
OCLC Number: 764572308
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages).
Contents: COVER; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Earth in Physical and Social Thought; 2. Ways to Make a World:From Relational Materiality to Radical Asymmetry; 3. After the Tsunami:Vulnerability on a Volatile Planet; 4. Quaking:The 1755 Lisbon Disaster and the Modern Subject; 5. Justice and Abrupt Climate Change; 6. Hurricane Katrina and the Origins of Community; 7. 'Burning for the Other':Colonial Encounters on a Planet of Fire; 8. Extending Hospitality:Global Mobility and Journeys in Deep Time; References; Index.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)

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A timely exploration of the social context of environmental change and it's effect on mankind. A unique mix of both social and environmental science approaches.  Read more...

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Nigel Clark offers in this book a unique position, and radical, on the links between human and non-human to question the contemporary "environmental crisis". The ambitious question the author asks Read more...

 
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