Involving Anthroponomy in the Anthropocene: On Decoloniality (Routledge Research in the Anthropocene) (Hardcover)

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This book introduces the idea of anthroponomy - the organization of humankind to support autonomous life - as a response to the problems of today's purported Anthropocene age. It argues for a specific form of accountability for the redressing of planetary-scaled environmental problems.

The concept of anthroponomy helps confront geopolitical history shaped by the social processes of capitalism, colonialism, and industrialism, which have resulted in our planetary situation. Involving Anthroponomy in the Anthropocene: On Decoloniality explores how mobilizing our engagement with the politics of our planetary situation can come from moral relations. This book focuses on the anti-imperial work of addressing unfinished decolonization, and hence involves the decolonial work of cracking open the common sense of the world that supports ongoing colonization. Coloniality is the name for this common sense, and the discourse of the Anthropocene supports it. A consistent anti-imperial and anti-capitalist politics, one committed to equality and autonomy, will problematize the Anthropocene through decoloniality. Sometimes the way forward is the way backward.

Written in a novel style that demonstrates - not simply theorizes - moral relatedness, this book makes a valuable contribution to the fields of Anthropocene studies, environmental studies, decolonial studies, and social philosophy.

About the Author


Jeremy Bendik-Keymer holds the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. He authored The Ecological Life and two works in literary philosophy, Solar Calendar, and Other Ways of Marking Time and The Wind. He co-edited Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781138549531
ISBN-10: 1138549533
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 20th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in the Anthropocene