Kathryn Yusoff: A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

Kathryn Yusoff: A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

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University of Minnesota, 2019, Softcover, 130 pages, 18 × 12.5 cm

No geology is neutral, writes Kathryn Yusoff. Tracing the color line of the Anthropocene, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. Yusoff initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between black feminist theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.