New Featured Article!

“Beyond the Anthropocene”

November 1, 2017

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Beyond the Anthropocene: Un-Earthing an Epoch”—comes from Volume 6 (2015). In their article, Valerie Olson and Lisa Messeri examine the Anthropocene’s emerging rhetorical topology, showing that Anthropocene narratives evince a macroscale division between an “inner” and “outer” environment.

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A simple model of Earth using Autodesk Maya (photograph by Kevin Gill via Flickr, CC BY 2.0).

 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She currently serves on the Sustainability Initiative Executive Committee, the Task Force on Sustainability Education, the Water UCI core committee, the Salton Sea Initiative advisory committee, and the UCI OCEANS Initiative. Her book, American Extreme, is an ethnography of US human spaceflight as a form of environmental systems knowledge production, sociality, and governance.

LISA MESSERI is an Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Yale University. Her recent publications include Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds (Duke University Press, 2016). You can follow her on Twitter @lmesseri.

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