Discussion of the Anthropocene, a designation invented in 2000 for the geological epoch following the Holocene to reflect the increasing human impact on the ecology of the earth, has taken many forms in the last decades. Arguments over the potential dating of this period—whether it began with the first traces of human industry, the Industrial Revolution, or the first atomic explosion—have preoccupied scientists and cultural critics. Questions persist regarding whether the period represents the initiation of a new “posthuman” epoch, one that would encourage the understanding of humankind as having reached its limits and as being embodied in the world, as opposed to separate from it. Discussion continues...
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Book Review| June 01 2021
Review: Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene
Phillip John Usher
Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene
Fordham University Press,
2019, 240 pp., 34 b/w illus. $32 (paper), ISBN 9780823284214
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2021) 80 (2): 221–222.
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Anthony Vidler; Review: Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2021; 80 (2): 221–222. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2021.80.2.221
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