Environmental Movements and Politics of the Asian Anthropocene
Paul Jobin, Ming-sho Ho, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Paperback, 374 pages
In an era recognized as that of the Anthropocene, political leaders and citizens are increasingly engaging with environmental politics and advancing different practices and approaches to respond to the earth’s geophysical conditions. While there have been lively debates over the need to bypass the dominant onto-epistemological categories of Western modernity (e.g. human–nature divide), scholarship exploring the plurality of ways of thinking and knowing the meaning of the Anthropocene is lacking in the literature. Because it brings hitherto under-explored Asian contexts into the conversation, Environmental Movements and Politics of the Asian Anthropocene is a significant contribution to this debate.