Ecological Anxiety Disorder: Diagnosing the Politics of the Anthropocene

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Ecological Novelty is the name natural scientists have given to their anxiety. In this paper, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona) reviews the genesis of ecological novelty as a boundary object in interdisciplinary life sciences, explains the scientific cultural conditions that gave rise to it, and addresses several problematic assumptions that have begun to be freighted into its otherwise promising conceptual architecture.

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