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Author Schuller, Mark, 1973- author
Title Humanity's last stand : confronting global catastrophe / Mark Schuller ; foreword by Cynthia McKinney
Imprint New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2021]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HM881 .S336 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020899929
 人文社會聯圖  HM881 .S336 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020650008
Descript xxiii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-234) and index
Foreword by Cynthia McKinney -- Introduction: Careening toward extinction -- Structuring solidarity: uncovering our connections -- Dismantling white supremacy -- Climate justice versus the anthropocene -- Humanity on the move : justice and migration -- Dismantling the ivory tower
"Are we as a species headed toward extinction? How can humanity survive these increasingly terrifying assaults? Humanity's Last Stand dares to ask big questions, discussing three urgent contemporary issues of climate change, migration, and white supremacy. The book argues that an anthropological imagination is needed now more than ever, since contemporary issues are manifestations of global capitalism, built on Indigenous genocide and plantation slavery. The book argues for developing a "radical empathy" and lays the groundwork for solidarity in struggle. Humanity's Last Stand offers the reader tools to get out of the trap of the defensive "whack-a-mole" approach to activism and shows how to move beyond being "allies" and into "accomplices;" how to recognize shared self-interest and work toward a more inclusive vision of humanity. Accessible to introductory students and students of life, Humanity's Last Stand is well-researched, citing not only current scholarship by anthropologists of color but also movement actors"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Social movements
Social justice
Environmental justice
Anti-globalization movement
Human rights -- Anthropological aspects
Empathy -- Political aspects
Alt Author McKinney, Cynthia, writer of foreword
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