Scale Critique for the Anthropocene, Part Two

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2022 Number 107 & 108

Scale Critique for the Anthropocene, Part Two
Derek Woods pages 155-170
DOI: 10.3898/NewF:107-8.09.2022


Scale critique applies to time as well as space. Thinking with temporal scale variance can help us avoid seeing deep time as sublime, numerical, and continuous. By reading Stephen Jay Gould with Michael Madsen’s documentary Into Eternity, this essay argues that the second concept of scale critique is about the fit, good or bad, between a temporal scale domain and a narrative timeframe. Because temporal scale domains have material finitude and specificity, they counteract the timelessness that accrues to ideologies of extinction.

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Derek Woods (2022) Scale Critique for the Anthropocene, Part Two, New Formations, 2022(107 & 108 ), 155-170.

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