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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Vida Pavesich The Anthropocene concept emerged from questions raised by scientists about whether human activity has ushered in a new and perilous geological age. The term migrated into the humanities and social sciences and now involves a proliferation of metanarratives about anthropogenic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
... scientific and technological. In the process, controversies have emerged around the concept of the Anthropocene, whose emphasis on the planetary agency of the human species conflicts with Marxist analyses of socioeconomic inequality and with posthumanist approaches that question the exceptionality...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... The European and US economic boom in the 1950s also marks the onset of the Great Acceleration and, by some accounts, the beginning of the Anthropocene and its claims on the future. Prompted by Adorno, this essay asks: What does working through this future mean? How does Adorno’s essay speak to us today...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 101–129.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Kohei Saito The Anthropocene is characterized by the definitive failure of the Promethean dream of capitalism about the absolute domination over nature. As a response to the deepening of global ecological crisis, new philosophical discussions have emerged that pivot around the ontological...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
... locates in the nineteenth century ( AT , 64). Recognition of industrial production sites as beautiful continues such conceptual enlargement today—a development, however, that would require a discussion of its own. 18. Crutzen and Stoermer, “‘Anthropocene,’” 17 ; Davis, Birth . 19...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... zur neuen Ästhetik . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . Bonneuil Christophe Fressoz Jean-Baptiste . 2013 . L'événement anthropocène . Paris : Seuil . Buchanan Brett . 2008 . Onto-Ethologies: The Animal Environments of Uexküll, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze . Albany...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... that anniversaries can only ever be a contingent occasion to consider a thinker’s work. This issue opens up a broad range of topics that defined Blumenberg’s writings, spanning technology, aesthetics, language theory, poetics, and politics, and brings his insights to bear on current debates, be it the Anthropocene...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 1–8.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of History and Class Consciousness ,” written in 1925 or 1926 but published only in 1996 (and translated into English in 2000), Kohei Saito develops a Lukácsian theory of a “metabolic interaction between society and nature” as the foundation of an ecosocialist theory of the anthropocene. 17 This theory...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Nevertheless, ecological thought poses pre- cisely this challenge to humankind.8 For no later than with the start of the Anthropocene, human activity has affected the environment in such a manner that undesirable and often irreversible consequences persist far beyond the span of a single generation...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
... or genuine nature. Despite all the destruction, devastation, and degradation of natural envi- ronments, there is still much nature left in the Anthropocene across the planet. The system of protected areas has, despite the “paper park problem,” been increased in the last decades. And without denying...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 71–99.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., with tangible consequences. For instance, ANT has helped proponents of the so-called Anthropocene reframe as “human”-made the phenomenon of global warming, which is in fact “largely . . . caused by only 25% of the world population,” 69 sharply accelerated with the invention of the steam engine, and might...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 53–78.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., “Im Zwiegespräch.” 31. Worth mentioning here are several HKW projects, such as the exhibition The Whole Earth: California and the Disappearance of the Outside (2013), curated by Diedrich Diedrichsen and Anselm Franke, and the multiyear “Anthropocene Project,” which since 2013 has been...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... as illegitimate or necessarily tainted by hubris: if one takes seriously the notion that we have now entered the Anthropocene, it may be the single most pressing question. With regard to posthumanist aspirations to dismantle human exceptionalism, it is therefore well worth to keep in mind Blumenberg’s...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... It is the ambition of ecocriticism to demonstrate the ability of works such as Heimsuchung, alongside theory, to stimulate and inform the rethinking of the ethical implications of our human presence on the planet, which is increas- ingly necessary in the era of the Anthropocene. Its aim is to show how, through...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 125–155.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the metaphors accruing around pneumatic space from the 1960s on. In the way in which an earlier generation of artists responded to the pessimistic discourse of urban decay and societal ossification, his film embraces the reenergizing impulse of air as a response to environmental crisis and the Anthropocene...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... State,” 1 . 125.  Blumenberg, “WST,” 19. 126.  For the argument that Blumenberg can nevertheless be brought to bear on the topic of the Anthropocene, see Vida Pavesich’s contribution to this special issue. 127.   Brown and Arnold, “Quirks of Nuclear Deterrence,” 293, 298 . 128...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of their rhetorical maneuvers—whatever their intention might have been—is again to identify science as such with the positivistic vision of it that they critique. In our technological present, caught between the computerized manipulations of the Information Age and the ecological crises of the Anthropocene...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
... an imaginative practice and training that solicits us to the task of judgment. For that reason it may also offer a new, potentially restitutive space for reading. This reading of Sebald was first developed in Robert Macfarlane’s Lent term seminar on the Anthropocene at the University of Cambridge in 2017...
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