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978-1-4985-2796-5 • Hardback • April 2016 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
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Morten Tønnessen is associate professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger.
Kristin Armstrong Oma is associate professor of archaeology at the department of cultural heritage, Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger.
Silver Rattasepp is a junior researcher in the Department of Semiotics at University of Tartu.
Introduction: Once upon a Time in the Anthropocene
Morten Tønnessen & Kristin Armstrong Oma
Part I: Beyond Human Eyes
Chapter 1: Held Hostage by the Anthropocene
Susan M. Rustick
Chapter 2: Dangerous Intersubjectivities from Dionysos to Kanzi
Chapter 3: Animals in a Noisy World
Part II: Phenomenology in the Anthropocene
Chapter 4: A Phenomenological Approach to the Imaginary of Animals
Chapter 5: Speaking with Animals: Philosophical Interspecies Investigations
Chapter 6: Desire and/or Need for Life? Towards a Phenomenological Dialectic of the Organism
Sebastjan Vörös & Peter Gaitsch
Part III: Beast No More
Chapter 7: Understanding the Meaning of Wolf Resurgence, Ecosemiotics, and Landscape Hermeneutics
Chapter 8: Behaving like an Animal? Some Implications of the Philosophical Debate on the Animality in Man
Chapter 9: Seeing with Dolphins: Reflections on the Salience of Cetaceans
Part IV: New Beginnings
Chapter 10: Out of the Metazoic? Animals as a Transitional Form in Planetary Evolution
Chapter 11: Dangerous Animals and Our Search for Meaningful Relationships with Nature in the Anthropocene
Chapter 12: Don Quixote’s Windmills
About the Contributors
This book, a collection of a dozen scholarly chapters that address various aspects of the anthropocene and human/animal relationships, is fascinating…. I think anyone in an animal studies programs will see this book as a ‘must read,’ because it speaks to the challenges animal rights activists face in raising awareness of animal issues.
— EcoLit Books
In the throes of ecological crisis, it is heartening to encounter an ensemble of essayists determined to critique and remediate human violence (both literal and semiotic) against other animals. Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene offers intricately detailed pathways toward empathetic interspecies connections that resist the isolated, narcissistic arrogance of anthropocentrism.
— Randy Malamud, Professor of English, Georgia State University
This important collection probes the dangers of the Anthropocene beyond the human perspective. If other animal species are not our slaves but co-authors of our planetary lives, what becomes of nature and of that species once upon a time known as man? These provocative essays draw on a rich diversity of disciplines to address the looming crisis.
— Cynthia Willett, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of philosophy, Emory University; coauthor, "Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Comic Subversives Speak Truth"
The ramifications of climate change are already creating a strange, precarious world for all life on Earth, where the challenges of the Anthropocene extend far beyond the controversies of its labeling by the human animals that have so influenced this moment in geologic time. Examining the roles humans have played in evolving global ecosystems and toward specific animals, this ambitious and provocative collection explores some of the overlapping and interwoven issues of species to argue for human humility and modesty as we all face an uncertain future. This evocative collection comes just at the right time.
— Sarah McFarland, Northwestern State University