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Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet / Edition 1

Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet / Edition 1

by Nigel ClarkNigel Clark


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The relationship between social thought and earth processes is in its infancy. It is an oddly neglected part of the social sciences.

This exciting book offers to make good the defect by exploring how human induced changes impact upon planetary process. It provides a much needed in-depth inquiry into the volatile relationship between human life and the physical earth, considers the social and political implications of consistently thinking of the earth as a dynamic planet, asks what we can learn from natural catastrophes, and brings together an inter-disciplinary perspective using data from Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy and Earth / Life Sciences.

The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Geography and Environmental Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761957249
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nigel Clark is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Open University

Table of Contents

The Earth in Physical and Social Thought
Ways to Make a World: From Relational Materiality to Radical Asymmetry
After the Tsunami: Vulnerability on a Volatile Planet
Quaking: The 1755 Lisbon Disaster and the Modern Subject
Justice and Abrupt Climate Change
Hurricane Katrina and the Origins of Community
'Burning for the Other': Colonial Encounters on a Planet of Fire
Extending Hospitality: Global Mobility and Journeys in Deep Time

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