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Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures

Interrogating the Anthropocene

Ecology, Aesthetics, Pedagogy, and the Future in Question

Editors: jagodzinski, jan (Ed.)

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  • Enforces the importance art and pedagogy have in envisioning a sustainable perspective vis-à-vis ‘the future in question’ 
  • Presents a series of interrelated arguments focusing on key debates that are challenging the humanities today
  • Raises questions for pedagogy on how to develop alternative narratives for the future of education to break from the current technological imagination 
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About this book

This volume weaves together a variety of perspectives aimed at confronting a spectrum of ethico-political global challenges arising in the Anthropocene which affect the future of life on planet earth. In this book, the authors offer a multi-faceted approach to address the consequences of its imaginary and projective directions. The chapters span the disciplines of political economy, cybernetics, environmentalism, bio-science, psychoanalysis, bioacoustics, documentary film, installation art, geoperformativity, and glitch aesthetics. The first section attempts to flesh out new aspects of current debates. Questions over the Capitaloscene are explored via conflations of class and climate, revisiting the eco-Marxist analysis of capitalism, and the financial system that thrives on debt. The second section explores the imaginary narratives that raise questions regarding non-human involvement. The third section addresses ’geoartisty,’ the counter artistic responses to the speculariztion of climate disasters, questioning eco-documentaries, and what a post-anthropocentric art might look like. The last section addresses the pedagogical response to the Anthropocene. 

About the authors

jan jagodzinski is Professor of Visual Art and Media Education in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author of seventeen books to date in media, visual art, visual art education, and film.

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“This anthology offers a comprehensive overview of the primary issues driving debates concerning the Anthropocene. jagodzinski has brought together an intellectually lively and engaging series of essays that will certainly be a useful text for students interested in the deeper philosophical questions arising from the impact human activities are having for all life on earth.” (Adrian Parr, author of Birth Of A New Earth)

“This book gets at the most vital issue of our time—anthropogenic climate change. It does so in refreshing and creative ways, opening up new veins of thinking about capitalism, art, pedagogy, and the imaginative possibility of new planetary projections. jagodzinski’s introduction provides a comprehensive overview of these urgent theoretical questions about the Anthropocene, as well as engaging the most cutting-edge conversations.” (Clayton Crockett, Professor and Director of the Religious Studies Program, University of Central Arkansas, USA)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Interrogating the Anthropocene

    jagodzinski, jan

    Pages 1-71

  • Struggles in the Planet Factory: Class Composition and Global Warming

    Dyer-Witheford, Nick

    Pages 75-103

  • Stuck in the Anthropocene: The Problem of History, Theory, and Practice in Jason W. Moore and John Bellamy Foster’s Eco-Marxism

    Stoner, Alexander M. (et al.)

    Pages 105-132

  • Making Our Way in a World of Our Making: The Anthropocene, Debt-Money, and the Pre-emptive Production of Our Future

    Tiessen, Matthew

    Pages 133-152

  • Catch ‘Em All and Let Man Sort ‘Em Out: Animals and Extinction in the World of Pokémon GO

    Wallin, Jason J.

    Pages 155-174

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eBook 103,52 €
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Hardcover 129,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78746-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interrogating the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
Ecology, Aesthetics, Pedagogy, and the Future in Question
Editors
  • jan jagodzinski
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Educational Futures
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78747-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78747-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78746-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 410
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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