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After NatureNature no longer exists apart from humanity Henceforth the world we will inhabit is the one we have made Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene the Age of Humans The geological strata we are now creating record industrial emissions industrial scale crop pollens and the disappearance of species driven to extinction Climate change is planetary engineering without design These facts of the Anthropocene are scientific but its shape and meaning are uestions for politics a politics that does not yet e. after the 2016 US election this book really provoked a lot of thought for me over the merits of embracing a democratic politics a worthy read

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Xist After Nature develops a politics for this post natural worldJedediah Purdy begins with a history of how Americans have shaped their landscapes He explores the competing traditions that still infuse environmental law and culture a frontier vision of settlement and development a wilderness seeking Romanticism a utilitarian attitude that tries to manage nature for human benefit and a twentieth century ecological view These traditions are ways of seeing the world and humans place in it They are also modes of lawmaking t. I was really let down by this book Partly because I was expecting something different from what it was and party because I found it’s conclusions pretty uninteresting I was hoping for this book to engage with the concept of nature and its history on a philosophical level but it ended up being a history of how Americans imagined the nature of America And that was my major issue with this books and why I can only give it 2 stars it was way to American centric and explicitly the colonial state of America So if you’re looking to get a historical overview of environmental institutions in America and their relation to American law then it would probably be a good choice

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free read After Nature ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Nature no longer exists apart from humanity Henceforth the world we will inhabit is the one we have made Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene the Age of Humans The geological strata we are now creating record industrial emissions industrial scale crHat inscribe ideal visions on the earth itself Each has shaped landscapes that make its vision of nature real from wilderness to farmland to suburbs opening some new ways of living on the earth while foreclosing othersThe Anthropocene demands that we draw on all these legacies and go beyond them With human and environmental fates now inseparable environmental politics will become either deeply democratic or uneual and inhumane Where nothing is pure we must create ways to rally devotion to a damaged and ever changing worl. Purdy offers a useful framework for periodizing different phases of the environmental imaginary in US history with specific attention to how this was embodied in law We see artifacts of these past ways of thinking about the environment in our land grant colleges in the suare counties of states like Iowa in the national parks in our laws governing pollution etc He traces how these environmental imaginaries emerge and how they inevitably coexist in tension or in harmony New ways of conceptualizing nature often subsume or cobble together those of the past The book was less strong at the end in which Purdy reflects on the environmental laws and participatory democracy needed in the Anthropocene I found the contrast between this new conceptualization and the fourth one of his periodization ecological somewhat unclear And I would have liked to see the final chapter move away from abstraction and to deeply engage with the global aspect of the problems we face Despite that it was a highly readable and well argued book and I would certainly recommended