In this article, Senior Research Fellow Dr. Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, discusses […]!
‘For reasons I have elsewhere explained, I tend not to talk about the “Anthropocene.” But that does not mean we cannot talk here about other relevant things. One of them is the notion of the planetary. With the “Anthropocene,” a natural scientific term colonised the humanities and social sciences by contagion, while with the “planetary,” usage from the humanities and social sciences has taken over a natural scientific term. In many uses of the humanities and social sciences, the “planetary” isn’t simply a word from geology or astronomy.’