Touchstone Texts (Intermediate)

Arias-Maldonado, Manuel. “Rethinking Sustainability in the Anthropocene.” Environmental Politics 22, no. 3 (2013): 428–46.

———. Environment and Society: Socionatural Relations in the Anthropocene. Springer, 2015.

Bhaduri, Anik, Janos Bogardi, Jan Leentvaar, and Sina Marx. The Global Water System in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Springer, 2014.

Biello, David. The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age. New York: Scribner, 2016.

Biermann, Frank. Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene. MIT Press, 2014.

Bonneuil, Christophe, and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us. London: Verso, 2016.

Braje, Todd J., and Jon M. Erlandson. “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Humans, Anthropogenic Change, and the Anthropocene.” Anthropocene 4 (2013): 116–21.

Brondizio, Eduardo S., Karen O’Brien, Xuemei Bai, Frank Biermann, Will Steffen, Frans Berkhout, Christophe Cudennec, et al. “Re-Conceptualizing the Anthropocene: A Call for Collaboration.” Global Environmental Change 39 (2016): 318-27.

Butzer, Karl. “Anthropocene as an Evolving Paradigm.” The Holocene 25, no. 10 (2015): 1539–41.

Castree, Noel. “Geography and the Anthropocene II: Current Contributions.” Geography Compass 8, no. 7 (2014): 450–63.

———. “The Anthropocene and Geography III: Future Directions.” Geography Compass 8, no. 7 (2014): 464–76.

———. “The Anthropocene and Geography I: The Back Story.” Geography Compass 8, no. 7 (2014): 436–49.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. “The Climate of History: Four Theses.” Critical Inquiry 35, no. 2 (2009): 197–222.

Crumley, Carole, Sofia Laparidou, Monica Ramsey, and Arlene M. Rosen. “A View from the Past to the Future: Concluding Remarks on the ‘The Anthropocene in the Longue Durée.’” The Holocene 25, no. 10 (2015): 1721–23.

Crutzen, P. J. “The ‘Anthropocene.’” In Journal de Physique IV (Proceedings), 12:1–5, 2002.

Crutzen, P. J., and W. Steffen. “How Long Have We Been in the Anthropocene Era?” Climatic Change 61, no. 3 (2003): 251–57.

Dalby, S. “Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalisation, Empire, Environment and Critique.” Geography Compass 1, no. 1 (2007): 103–18.

Davis, Robert. “Inventing the Present: Historical Roots of the Anthropocene.” Earth Sciences History 30, no. 1 (2011): 63–84.

Edgeworth, Matt, Jeffrey Benjamin, Bruce Clarke, Zoe Crossland, Ewa Domanska, Alice Claire Gorman, Paul Graves-Brown, et al. “Archaeology of the Anthropocene.” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 1, no. 1 (2014): 73–132.

Ellis, Erle C. “Anthropogenic Transformation of the Terrestrial Biosphere.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 1010–35.

Godfrey, Phoebe, and Denise Torres, eds. Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016.

Grusin, Richard A (ed.). Anthropocene Feminism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Hamilton, Clive, François Gemenne, and Christophe Bonneuil. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking Modernity in a New Epoch. Routledge, 2015.

Haraway, Donna J. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Latour, Bruno. Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2017.

Lewis, Simon L., and Mark A. Maslin. “Defining the Anthropocene.” Nature 519, no. 7542 (2015): 171–80.

Lorimer, Jamie. “Multinatural Geographies for the Anthropocene.” Progress in Human Geography 36, no. 5 (2012): 593–612.

Malm, Andreas. Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming. London: Verso, 2016.

Malm, Andreas, and Alf Hornborg. “The Geology of Mankind? A Critique of the Anthropocene Narrative.” The Anthropocene Review 1, no. 1 (2014): 62-69.

Meybeck, Michel. “Riverine Quality at the Anthropocene: Propositions for Global Space and Time Analysis, Illustrated by the Seine River.” Aquatic Sciences-Research Across Boundaries 64, no. 4 (2002): 376–93.

Moore, Jason W. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital. New York: Verso, 2015.

Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Purdy, Jedediah. After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Harvard, 2015.

Robin, L., and W. Steffen. “History for the Anthropocene.” History Compass 5, no. 5 (2007): 1694–1719.

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, et al. “A Safe Operating Space for Humanity.” Nature 461, no. 7263 (2009): 472–75.

Scranton, Roy. Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization. San Francisco: City Lights Publishers, 2015.

Steffen, W., J. Grinevald, P. Crutzen, and J. McNeill. “The Anthropocene: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 842–67.

Steffen, Will, Wendy Broadgate, Lisa Deutsch, Owen Gaffney, and Cornelia Ludwig. “The Trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration.” The Anthropocene Review 2, no. 1 (2015), 81-98.

Steffen, Will, J Crutzen, and John R McNeill. “The Anthropocene: Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature?” Ambio 36, no. 8 (2007): 614–21.

Steffen, Will, A. Sanderson, P.D. Tyson, J. Jäger, P.A. Matson, F. Oldfield, K. Richardson, H.J. Schellnhuber, B.L. Turner II, and R.J. Wasson. Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure. Berlin: Springer, 2005.

Steffen, Will, A.A. Persson, L. Deutsch, J. Zalasiewicz, M. Williams, K. Richardson, C. Crumley, et al. “The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship.” AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 2011, 1–23.

Thomas, Julia Adeney. “History and Biology in the Anthropocene: Problems of Scale, Problems of Value.” The American Historical Review 119, no. 5 (2014): 1587–1607.

Tickell, C. “Societal Responses to the Anthropocene.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 926–32.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Waters, Colin N., Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Clément Poirier, Agnieszka Gałuszka, Alejandro Cearreta, et al. “The Anthropocene Is Functionally and Stratigraphically Distinct from the Holocene.” Science 351, no. 6269 (2016): aad2622.

Williams, Mark, Jan Zalasiewicz, P. K. Haff, Christian Schwägerl, Anthony D. Barnosky, and Erle C. Ellis. “The Anthropocene Biosphere.” 2, no. 3 The Anthropocene Review (2015): 196-219.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Colin N. Waters, Mark Williams, Anthony D. Barnosky, Alejandro Cearreta, Paul Crutzen, Erle Ellis, et al. “When Did the Anthropocene Begin? A Mid-Twentieth Century Boundary Level Is Stratigraphically Optimal.” Quaternary International 383 (2015): 196–203.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Richard Fortey, Alan Smith, Tiffany L. Barry, Angela L. Coe, Paul R. Bown, et al. “Stratigraphy of the Anthropocene.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 1036–55.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Alan Haywood, and Michael Ellis. “The Anthropocene: A New Epoch of Geological Time?” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 369, no. 1938 (2011): 835–41.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, A. Smith, T. L. Barry, A. L. Coe, P. R. Bown, P. Brenchley, et al. “Are We Now Living in the Anthropocene.” GSA Today 18, no. 2 (2008): 4–8.