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Time and the World: Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Transformations
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Times of History, Times of Nature
Temporalization and the Limits of Modern Knowledge
Edited by Anders Ekström & Staffan Bergwik
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from the Stockholm University.
380 pages, 22 images, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-323-7 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2022)
“Climate unsettles our current knowledge system; we must rethink our understanding of time. This collected volume is an ambitious effort, and very forward-looking. The volume editors recognize that we are entering a conceptual realm where we might not recognize the new.” • Stefan Tanafa, University of California San Diego
As climate change becomes an increasingly important part of public discourse, the relationship between nature and time is changing. Nature can no longer considered to be a slow and immobile background to human history, and the future can no longer be viewed as open and detached from the past. Times of History, Times of Nature engages with this historical shift in temporal sensibilities through a combination of detailed case studies and synthesizing efforts. Focusing on the history of knowledge, media theory, and environmental humanities, this volume explores the rich and nuanced notions of time and temporality that have emerged in response to climate change.
Anders Ekström is a Full Professor at the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University, Sweden. His most recent publications include a co-edited volume on the History of Participatory Media (Routledge, 2011), the article "Remediation, Time and Disaster", in Theory, Culture & Society 33:5 (2016), and a chapter for the Routledge Handbook of Museum Media and Communication (2019).
Staffan Bergwik is Full Professor at the Department for Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Recent international publications include the co-edited volume Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), and journal articles in Isis and Science in Context.
Subject: History (General) Environmental Studies (General) Media Studies
Times of History, Times of Nature Edited by Anders Ekström & Staffan Bergwik is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from the Stockholm University.
OA ISBN: 978-1-80073-335-0
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