L'Antropocene e il problema dei mutamenti socio-ambientali nelle scienze sociali contemporanee


Over the past few years, the notion of Anthropocene has attracted the attention of historians, social scientists and in particular manner of anthropologists. In the field of Earth and climate sciences the discussion was very strong. In the social sciences, the notion of Anthropocene has concentrated on the technical, political and economic system that produced the new geological era. So, the attention of scholars has focused on the historical origins of Anthropocene and the global impact of industrial society. In this essay I discuss these issues and I argue that the concept of Anthropocene represents a challenge for anthropological research because of the necessity to cross scientific research with social sciences.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v9i1p5

Keywords: Anthropocene; Capitalocene; Social Change; Environment; Anthropology

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