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Wendy Larner

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

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Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences
Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences
Wendy Larner

What do you do when your world starts to fall apart? (Tsing, 2015, p. 1)

With the rise of the Anthropocene it has become evident that politics – in the broadest sense of the word – now shapes human knowledge of, and interactions with, the physical environment. Whether understood as geological epoch, theoretical concept, or just a term in popular culture, the idea of the Anthropocene challenges the taken-for-granted understandings of the physical matter that makes up our planet and asks us all to think anew about terms such as ‘nature’ and ‘environment'. The four chapters in ...

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