Freedom in the Anthropocene: Twentieth-Century Helplessness in the Face of Climate Change

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Springer, May 27, 2015 - Social Science - 125 pages
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Freedom in the Anthropocene illuminates the Anthropocene from the perspective of critical theory. The authors contextualize our current ecological predicament by focusing on the issues of history and freedom and how they relate to our present inability to render environmental threats and degradation recognizable and surmountable.
 

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What Is the Meaning of Freedom in
Theodor W Adorno 19031969 and the Critique of Identity
Moishe Postone 1942 and the Critique of Traditional
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Alexander M. Stoner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Salisbury University. His areas of expertise include environmental sociology, political economy, and social theory. He is the 2013 co-recipient of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Marxist Sociology Research Paper Award. His work has appeared in journals such as Critical Sociology and Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

Andony P. Melathopoulos studies the antagonism between agricultural productivity and the conservation of habitat for wild insects. His interdisciplinary approach spans diverse fields: from pollination ecology, agricultural history to critical theory. He has presented his research at international forums, such as the International Conference on Global Food Security and EcoSummit, and his work has appeared in journals such as Ecological Economics, Annals of Applied Biology and BMC Genomics.

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