Ecocene Politics - cover image

Copyright

Mihnea Tănăsescu

Published On

2022-04-25

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-314-7
Hardback978-1-80064-315-4
PDF978-1-80064-316-1
HTML978-1-80064-680-3
XML978-1-80064-319-2
EPUB978-1-80064-317-8
AZW3978-1-80064-318-5

Language

  • English

Print Length

212 pages (xii+200)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.55" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 17 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.67" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback411g (14.50oz)
Hardback581g (20.49oz)

OCLC Number

1321790655

LCCN

2021390253

BIC

  • RNKC
  • RNKH
  • RND

BISAC

  • NAT010000
  • NAT011000
  • SCI026000

Keywords

  • ecology
  • Ecocene
  • politics
  • ethics
  • mutualism
  • modernity
  • philosophy
  • Māori
  • Anthropocene
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Ecocene Politics

  • Mihnea Tănăsescu (author)
Anchored in the diverse ecological practices of communities in southern Italy and Aotearoa/New Zealand, this book devises a unique and considered theoretical response to the shortcomings of global politics in the Ecocene—a new temporal epoch characterised by the increasingly frequent intrusion of ecological processes into political life.

Dismantling the use of the term ‘Anthropocene’ as a descriptor for our current ecological and political paradigm, this bold and resolutely original contribution proposes a restorative ethics of mutualism. An emancipatory theory intended to re-invigorate human agency in the face of contemporary ecological challenges, it posits an effective means to combat the environmental destruction engendered by modernity.

Using ecology alongside European moral and Māori philosophies to re-conceptualise the ecological remit of politics, this book’s granular approach questions the role played by contemporary political ontologies in the separation of humans and environments, offering an in-depth view of their renewed interrelation under mutualism.

Ecocene Politics will be essential to researchers and students in the fields of politics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and geography. It will be of further interest to those working in the fields of political ecology, environmental humanities, and Anthropocene studies, as well as to general readers seeking a theoretical approach to the political issues posed by current ecological crises.

Endorsements

'Ecocene Politics' is a sharp, nuanced, and moving engagement with questions around contemporary ecology and politics - the topic is very timely and the writing is beautiful. It leaves me with a different and better grasp of things, relations, and worlds, something that is quite rarely achieved in academic writing in this field.

Professor Rafi Youatt

The New School for Social Research

Contents

1. Introduction: Thinking Politically through the New Era

(pp. 1–20)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.01

2. Volumes, Part I

(pp. 21–46)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.02

Intermezzo I: Loss and Recomposition Part I

(pp. 47–60)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.03

3. Volumes, Part II

(pp. 61–88)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.04

4. Renovative Practice

(pp. 89–108)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.05

5. Ecopolitical Ethics, Part I

(pp. 109–126)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.06

6. Ecopolitical Ethics, Part II

(pp. 127–148)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.07

Intermezzo II: Loss and Recomposition, Part II

(pp. 149–154)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.08

7. Mutualism

(pp. 155–180)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.09

Outro

(pp. 181–182)
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0274.10

Contributors

Mihnea Tănăsescu

(author)