Against the Anthropocene
Against the Anthropocene
Visual Culture and Environment Today
T.J. Demos



Against the Anthropocene scrutinizes the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch regarding climate change. In this slender but dense volume, cultural theorist T.J. Demos analyzes the biases within contemporary visual culture popular science websites, remote sensing and SatNav imagery, eco-activist mobilizations, and experimental artistic projects demonstrating that it does not merely describe a geologic period, but actively supports the neoliberal financialization of nature, anthropocentric political economy, and endorsement of geo-engineering as a preferred method of approaching climate change. To develop creative alternatives, Demos argues we need to carefully consider the underlying motives the Anthropocene thesis. T.J. Demos is Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Director of the Center for Creative Ecologies at UC Santa Cruz. Past publications with Sternberg Press include Decolonizing Nature and Return To The Postcolony.

Title Against the Anthropocene
Subtitle Visual Culture and Environment Today
Author T.J. Demos
Publisher Sternberg Press
Title First Published 15 October 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 3956792106
ISBN-13 9783956792106
Publication Date 16 October 2017
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.
 


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