“For at least two centuries most social thought has taken the earth to be the stable platform upon which dynamic social processes play out. Both climate change and the Anthropocene thesis – with their enfolding of dramatic geologic change into the space-time of social life – are now provoking social thinkers into closer engagement with earth science. [This special issue] attempts to open up the categories of social thought to a deeper understanding of earth processes. This includes attempts to consider how social and political agency is both constrained and made possible by the forces of the earth itself. It also involves efforts to think beyond existing dependencies of social worlds upon particular geological strata and to imagine alternative ‘geosocial’ futures.”

Articles


Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene
Nigel Clark, Kathryn Yusoff
The Politics of Climate Change Is More Than the Politics of Capitalism
Dipesh Chakrabarty
Sex and the (Anthropocene) City
Claire Mary Colebrook
Why Gaia is not a God of Totality
Bruno Latour
Petrifying Earth Process: The Stratigraphic Imprint of Key Earth System Parameters in the Anthropocene
Jan Zalasiewicz, Will Steffen, Reinhold Leinfelder, Mark Williams, Colin Waters
Geosocial Strata
Kathryn Yusoff
An Interview with Elizabeth Grosz: Geopower, Inhumanism and the Biopolitical
Elizabeth Grosz, Kathryn Yusoff, Nigel Clark
We Are the World? Anthropocene Cultural Production between Geopoetics and Geopolitics
Angela Last
An Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli: Geontopower, Biopolitics and the Anthropocene
Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Mathew Coleman, Kathryn Yusoff
Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics
Myra J Hird
Politics of Strata
Nigel Clark
Anthropocene Formations: Environmental Security, Geopolitics and Disaster
Simon Dalby
Gods of the Anthropocene: Geo-Spiritual Formations in the Earth’s New Epoch
Bronislaw Szerszynski