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Geographica Helvetica
Geogr. Helv., 73, 187-191, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-187-2018
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25 May 2018
Integrative Geographie neu denken – z.B. anthropozänisch
Helmut J. Geist Internationale Berufsakademie, Nordstraße 3–15, Leipzig, 04105, Deutschland
Abstract. Current efforts to formalize the Anthropocene as a new geologic epoch have relaunched deliberations concerning the re/unification of human and physical geography. This commentary notes the end of traditional (dualist) human-environmental thinking and welcomes a vital pluralism of alternative approaches including gaia-politics. Thus, it recommends to challenge and reject the hegemony of a geoscientists' (geocratic) narrative. Still valid is the provocation by French philosopher Latour that the historical failure of the discipline to achieve convergence will very likely leave geography as it is, ie. divided into separate disciplines.
Citation: Geist, H. J.: Integrative Geographie neu denken – z.B. anthropozänisch, Geogr. Helv., 73, 187-191, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-187-2018, 2018.
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Current efforts to formalize the Anthropocene as a new geologic epoch provoke deliberations concerning the re/unification of human and physical geography. The end of traditional (dualist) human-environmental thinking is noted, a vital pluralism of alternative approaches including gaia-politics welcomed, and, following Bruno Latour and others, the hegemony of a geoscientists’ (geocratic) narrative rejected for reasons provided by political ecology.
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