Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

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Part of Book at Lunchtime, a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines. Free, all welcome - no booking required. Join us for a sandwich lunch from 12:45, with discussion from 13:00 to 13:45.

Jamie Lorimer (Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Oxford) will discuss his book Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature with:

William Beinart (Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford)
Daniel Grimley (Professor of Music, University of Oxford)
Nikolaj Lübecker (Associate Professor of French, University of Oxford)


About the book

In Wildlife in the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer argues that the idea of nature as a pure and timeless place characterized by the absence of humans has come to an end. Offering a thorough appraisal of the Anthropocene—an era in which human actions affect and influence all life and all systems on our planet—Lorimer unpacks its implications for changing definitions of nature and the politics of wildlife conservation.

"Against all-too-human accounts of the Anthropocene, Jamie Lorimer envisions a dynamic cosmopolitics for wildlife. He demonstrates how species ‘conservation’ can somehow proceed as neither mastery nor naturalism but, instead, as necessary experiments in interspecies responsibility."

- Stacy Alaimo, author of Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self

Environmental Humanities

Contact name: Hannah Penny
Contact email: hannah.penny@humanities.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all


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