An early modern blue Anthropocene, or the historical entanglements between humans and nonhumans

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Abstract

At the Conference "Beyond Modernity: Alternative Incursions into the Anthropocene" I presented the idea of a premodern Anthropocene, ranging from the late 15th century onwards, and marked by the European expansions and the so-called first
globalization. This was supported by the establishment of colonial territories, the development of imperial trading networks, and the exploitation of resources. Continued and large-scale extractions of sea resources, for instance, led to habitat degradation, long-term
impacts and drove populations and species to the brink of extinction. Known as the Columbian Exchange or a Wet Globalization, it was a moment of geographic, environmental,
and sociocultural disruption. Are part of this history the co-constructed narratives that must include the ocean as a corridor and a connector, as a place and a home, and as an entity, as
well as by the entangled relationships of humans and nonhumans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages7
JournalCESContexto
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022

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  • 4-OCEANS

    Brito, Cristina (Recipient), Holm, P. (Recipient), Ludlow, F. (Recipient) & Barrett, J. (Recipient), Jul 2021

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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