Abstract

In this article, Senior Research Fellow  Dr. Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, discusses […]!

 

‘For reasons I have elsewhere explained, I tend not to talk about the “Anthropocene.”[1] But that does not mean we cannot talk here about other relevant things.  One of them is the notion of the planetary.  With the “Anthropocene,” a natural scientific term colonised the humanities and social sciences by contagion, while with the “planetary,” usage from the humanities and social sciences has taken over a natural scientific term.   In many uses of the humanities and social sciences, the “planetary” isn’t simply a word from geology or astronomy.’

 

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