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Bohle Martin and Marone Eduardo (Eds.)

Geo-societal Narratives - Contextualising geosciences

2021, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, XXV+221 pp., ISBN 978-030790271. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79028-8

 

 

Description

This book provides an accessible overview of the societal relevance of contemporary geosciences. Engaging various disciplines from humanities and social sciences, the book offers philosophical, cultural, economic, and geoscientific insights into how to contextualise geosciences in the node of Culture and Nature.

The authors introduce two perspectives of societal geosciences, both informed by the lens of geoethics. Throughout the text, core themes are explored; human agency, the integrity of place, geo-centricity, economy and climate justice, subjective sense-making and spirituality, nationalism, participatory empowerment and leadership in times of anthropogenic global change. The book concludes with a discussion on culture, education, or philosophy of science as aggregating concepts of seemingly disjunct narratives.

The diverse intellectual homes of the authors offer a rich resource in terms of how they perceive human agency within the Earth system. Two geoscientific perspectives and fourteen narratives from various cultural, social and political viewpoints contextualise geosciences in the World(s) of the Anthropocene.

 

Chapters

 

BOHLE M. AND MARONE E.

Why Geo-societal Narratives?

PEPPOLONI S. AND DI CAPUA G.

Current Definition and Vision of Geoethics

 

BLOK V. 

Geoethics Beyond Enmeshment: Critical Reflections on the Post-humanist Position in the Anthropocene

 

MILLIGAN T.

After the Permafrost: A Provisional Outline

 

FRIGO G. AND IFANGER L.A.

A Critique of (Weak) Anthropocentric Geoethics

 

BELLAUBI F. 

Exploring the Relevance of the Spiritual Dimension of Noosphere in Geoethics

 

ROCHIRA A. AND SALVATORE S. 

How to Promote Responsible Conducts Towards the Environment: A Semiotic Cultural Psychological Analysis

 

HERRMANN-PILLATH C. 

A Copernican Moment: Engaging Economic Ethics in Orchestrating the Geocentric Turn in Economics

 

SKLAIR L.

Geoethics: A Reality Check from Media Coverage of the Anthropocene

 

CONVERSI D.

Geoethics Versus Geopolitics. Shoring up the Nation in the Anthropocene Cul-de-sac

 

NAUEN C.E. 

Sustainable Small-Scale Fishing and Artisanal Mining Need Policies Favourable to a Level Playing Field

 

KUNNAS J.

Climate Change, Uncertainty and Ethical Superstorms

 

NELSON C.

GAIA’s Futures in the Anthropocene: A Call for Evolutionary Leadership

 

NAGY G.M. AND BOHLE M.

Geo-scientific Culture and Geoethics

 

MARONE E. AND BOUZO M.

Humanistic Geosciences: A Cultural and Educational Construction

 

POTTHAST T.

Geosciences and Geoethics in Transition: Research Perspectives from Ethics and Philosophy of Science—A Commentary

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