A talk with Adam Bobbette from UNSW, Sydney, Australia; and Barlah Rumhayati from Universitas Brawijaya.
Friday, 21 February 2019
Kafe Pustaka, UM
The Anthropocene has been one of important words in the recent literature in the social sciences and humanities that interrogated social, political, environmental, and geohistorical issues. The emergence of the Anthropocene is not separable from environmental analysis that emphasizes not only the enduring earth systems impact of human activities but also its implications to disaster research (Clark 2014).
This seminar presents Adam Bobbette, co-editor of Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life (Palgrave, 2019), a book that brings together authors from various backgrounds to offer an alternative narration of the Anthropocene, “what it means to be human and therefore of what constitutes politics.” Adam talked about the book and (re)-introduce the Anthropocene to the audience.