Political Geology: Active Stratigraphies and the Making of Life – eBook


  • Authors: Adam Bobbette, Amy Donovan
  • File Size: 7 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 379 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date: November 3, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FKC8SQ5
  • ISBN-10: 3319981889, 3319981897
  • ISBN-13: 9783319981888, 9783319981895


Political Geology, (PDF) explores the emerging field of political geology, an area of study devoted to understanding the cross-sections between politics and geology. It considers how geological forces such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and unstable ground are political forces and how political forces have an influence on the earth. Together the authors aim to understand how the geos has been known, spoken for, captured, controlled and represented while making the active underlying strata for producing worlds.

This thorough collection includes a variety of interdisciplinary topics including the history of the geological sciences, the origin of the earth, non-Western theories of geology and the relationship between nature and humans. It includes chapters that re-think the earth’s ‘geostory’ together with case studies on the politics of earthquakes in Mexico city, , geologists at Oxford, shamans on an Indonesian volcano, and eroding islands in Japan. In every case, political geology is attentive to the encounters between political projects and the generative geological materials that are enlisted and often liquefy, slip or erode away. This ebook will be of great interest to practitioners and scholars across the political and geographical sciences, as well as to anthropologists, philosophers of science and sociologists more broadly.