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EcoCiv Podcast #18 – Eileen Crist: Restoring Abundant Earth

Jeremy Lent returns to the podcast to host a fascinating dialogue with Eileen Crist. As listeners of this podcast will recall, Jeremy is a well-known author and a leading theorist of ecological civilization. He was a previous guest on episode 2 and episode 13, so be sure to check those out if you haven’t already done so. Eileen is associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech, and she is the author of a number of books. In her contribution to the 2016 edited volume, Anthropocene or Capitalocene?, Eileen developed a sharp critique of popular Anthropocene discourses, and she went on to suggest Thomas Berry’s idea of an Ecozoic Era as a way to inspire thinking beyond human-centeredness and towards a flourishing ecological future. These kinds of concerns about the power of language to shape our practices and about the need to imagine alternative planetary futures are present in Eileen’s most recent work, Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecol

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