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The Matter of History.

Author: Timothy J LeCain
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: Studies in environment and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. 'The Matter of History' brings these scientific and humanistic ideas together to develop a bold new post-anthropocentric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LeCain, Timothy J.
Matter of History.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J LeCain
ISBN: 9781316460252 1316460258
OCLC Number: 999663820
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages).
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Fellow travelers: the nonhuman things that make us human --
We never left Eden: the religious and secular marginalization of matter --
Natural-born humans: a neo-materialist theory and method of history --
The longhorn: the animal intelligence behind American open-range ranching --
The silkworm: the innovative insects behind Japanese modernization --
The copper atom: conductivity and the great convergence of Japan and the West --
The matter of humans: beyond the anthroposcene and toward a new humanism --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in environment and history.

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The Matter of History links the history of people with the history of things through a bold new materialist theory of the past.  Read more...

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