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The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Frédéric Neyrat


The Space Age is over? Not at all! A new planet has appeared: Earth. In the age of the Anthropocene, the Earth is a post-natural planet that can be remade at will, controlled and managed thanks to the prowess of geoengineering. This new imaginary is also accompanied by a new kind of power—geopower—which takes the entire Earth—in its social, biological and geophysical dimensions—as an object of knowledge, intervention, and governmentality. Far from merely being the fruit of the spirit of geo-capitalism, this new grand narrative has been championed by the theorists of the constructivist turn (be ... More

Keywords: aacelerationism, Anthropocene, Earth, ecomodernism, eco-philosophy, environmentalism, geoengineering, Latour, nature, transhumanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823282586
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frédéric Neyrat, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison