Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226732862 Will Publish March 2021
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780226100500 Will Publish March 2021
An e-book edition will be published.

The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

Dipesh Chakrabarty

The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

Dipesh Chakrabarty

296 pages | 2 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2021
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226732862 Will Publish March 2021
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780226100500 Will Publish March 2021
E-book $25.00 ISBN: 9780226733050 Will Publish March 2021

For the past decade, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty has been one of the most influential scholars addressing the meaning of climate change. Climate change, he argues, upends long-standing ideas of history, modernity, and globalization. The burden of The Climate of History in a Planetary Age is to grapple with what this means—to confront the kinds of universal ideas that humanities scholars have been reluctant to reconsider. 

Chakrabarty argues that we must see ourselves from two perspectives at once: the planetary and the global. This distinction is central to Chakrabarty’s work—the globe is a human-centric construction, while a planetary perspective intentionally decenters the human. Featuring wide-ranging excursions into historical and philosophical literatures, The Climate of History in a Planetary Age boldly considers how to frame the human condition in our troubled times. As we open ourselves to the implications of the Anthropocene, few writers are as likely as Chakrabarty to shape our understanding of the best way forward.

Contents
Introduction: Intimations of the Planetary

Part I: The Globe and the Planet

1 Four Theses

2 Conjoined Histories

3 The Planet: A Humanist Category

Part II: The Difficulty of Being Modern

4 The Difficulty of Being Modern

5 Planetary Aspirations: Reading a Suicide in India

6 In the Ruins of an Enduring Fable

Part III: Facing the Planetary

7 Anthropocene Time

8 Toward an Anthropological Clearing

Postscript: The Global Reveals the Planetary: A Conversation with Bruno Latour
 
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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