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Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research

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Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene : Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research. / Palsson, Gisli; Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Sörlin, Sverker; Marks, John; Avril, Bernard; Crumley, Carole; Hackmann, Heide; Holm, Poul; Ingram, John; Pardo Buendía, Mercedes; Weehuizen, Rifka.

In: Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 28, 04.2013, p. 3-13.

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Palsson, G, Szerszynski, B, Sörlin, S, Marks, J, Avril, B, Crumley, C, Hackmann, H, Holm, P, Ingram, J, Pardo Buendía, M & Weehuizen, R 2013, 'Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research' Environmental Science and Policy, vol 28, pp. 3-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004

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Palsson, G., Szerszynski, B., Sörlin, S., Marks, J., Avril, B., Crumley, C., ... Weehuizen, R. (2013). Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research. Environmental Science and Policy, 28, 3-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004

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Palsson G, Szerszynski B, Sörlin S, Marks J, Avril B, Crumley C et al. Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research. Environmental Science and Policy. 2013 Apr;28:3-13. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004

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Palsson, Gisli; Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Sörlin, Sverker; Marks, John; Avril, Bernard; Crumley, Carole; Hackmann, Heide; Holm, Poul; Ingram, John; Pardo Buendía, Mercedes; Weehuizen, Rifka / Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene : Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research.

In: Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 28, 04.2013, p. 3-13.

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title = "Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: Integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research",
keywords = "Anthropocene societies, Earth system, Environmental humanities, Environmental social sciences, Transdisciplinarity, Global environmental change",
author = "Gisli Palsson and Bronislaw Szerszynski and Sverker Sörlin and John Marks and Bernard Avril and Carole Crumley and Heide Hackmann and Poul Holm and John Ingram and {Pardo Buendía}, Mercedes and Rifka Weehuizen",
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doi = "10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004",
volume = "28",
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journal = "Environmental Science and Policy",
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AU - Palsson,Gisli

AU - Szerszynski,Bronislaw

AU - Sörlin,Sverker

AU - Marks,John

AU - Avril,Bernard

AU - Crumley,Carole

AU - Hackmann,Heide

AU - Holm,Poul

AU - Ingram,John

AU - Pardo Buendía,Mercedes

AU - Weehuizen,Rifka

PY - 2013/4

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N2 - There is growing recognition that humans are faced with a critical and narrowing window of opportunity to halt or reverse some of the key indicators involved in the environmental crisis. Given human activities’ scale and impact, as well as the overly narrow perspectives of environmental research’s dominant natural sciences, a major effort is necessary to place the perspectives and insights of the humanities’ and social sciences’ perspectives and insights at the forefront. Such effort will require developing integrated approaches, projects, and institutions that truly do so. This article’s goal is to help mobilize the social sciences and the humanities on the topic of sustainability transitions, but also call for a meaningful research agenda to acknowledge the profound implications of the advent of the Anthropocene epoch. We formulate the need for an innovative research agenda based on a careful consideration of the changing human condition as linked to global environmental change. The humanities and social sciences will need to change and adapt to this pressing, historic task.

AB - There is growing recognition that humans are faced with a critical and narrowing window of opportunity to halt or reverse some of the key indicators involved in the environmental crisis. Given human activities’ scale and impact, as well as the overly narrow perspectives of environmental research’s dominant natural sciences, a major effort is necessary to place the perspectives and insights of the humanities’ and social sciences’ perspectives and insights at the forefront. Such effort will require developing integrated approaches, projects, and institutions that truly do so. This article’s goal is to help mobilize the social sciences and the humanities on the topic of sustainability transitions, but also call for a meaningful research agenda to acknowledge the profound implications of the advent of the Anthropocene epoch. We formulate the need for an innovative research agenda based on a careful consideration of the changing human condition as linked to global environmental change. The humanities and social sciences will need to change and adapt to this pressing, historic task.

KW - Anthropocene societies

KW - Earth system

KW - Environmental humanities

KW - Environmental social sciences

KW - Transdisciplinarity

KW - Global environmental change

U2 - 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004

DO - 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.004

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VL - 28

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JO - Environmental Science and Policy

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