Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene

Author:   Maria Paula Diogo ,  Ana Duarte Rodrigues ,  Ana Simoes ,  Davide Scarso
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
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9780815346661


Pages:   238
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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This volume discusses gardens as designed landscapes of mediation between nature and culture, embodying different levels of human control over wilderness, defining specific rules for this confrontation and staging different forms of human dominance. The contributing authors focus on ways of rethinking the garden and its role in contemporary society, using it as a crossover platform between nature, science and technology. Drawing upon their diverse fields of research, including History of Science and Technology, Environmental Studies, Gardens and Landscape Studies, Urban Studies, and Visual and Artistic Studies, the authors unveil various entanglements woven in the past between nature and culture, and probe the potential of alternative epistemologies to escape the predicament of fatalistic dystopias that often revolve around the Anthropocene debate. This book will be of great interest to those studying environmental and landscape history, the history of science and technology, historical geography, and the environmental humanities.

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Author:   Maria Paula Diogo ,  Ana Duarte Rodrigues ,  Ana Simoes ,  Davide Scarso
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Weight:   0.626kg
ISBN:  

9780815346661


ISBN 10:   0815346662
Pages:   238
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Focusing on gardens as spaces of mediation between nature and culture, this book offers a novel perspective on the Anthropocene, the proposed geological epoch shaped by human interventions. It offers a rich survey of historical experiences that may turn out to be invaluable when addressing the challenges of the Anthropocene. - Jurgen Renn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany Contributors in this interdisciplinary volume show that humble gardens-technology-saturated landscapes that mediate between nature and culture - are an apt site for confronting the seduction of the mighty Anthropocene - and, just possibly, a means readily within our individual and collective human agency to mobilize technology for a better world. - Thomas J. Misa, University of Minnesota, President of SHOT (2019-2020) USA By using the garden as a metaphor this series of essays successfully challenges man-induced environmental change, providing a text that should be read not only by this interested in landscapes and gardens, but by anyone interested in the future of life on earth. - Jan Woudstra, Department of Landscape, The University of Sheffield, UK


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Maria Paula Diogo is Full Professor of History of Technology and Coordinator of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), School of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. Ana Duarte Rodrigues is Research Fellow of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), School of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Ana Simoes is Full Professor of History of Science, Co-Coordinator of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), School of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and President of the European Society for the History of Science. Davide Scarso is a Post-Doc Researcher at the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), School of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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