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dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Richard D. G.
dc.contributor.authorBevan, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-08T11:30:10Z
dc.date.available2022-11-08T11:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2022-10-19
dc.identifier.citationIrvine , R D G & Bevan , A 2022 , ' Concrete buys time : art and anthropology in the Anthropocene ' , Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology , vol. 26 , no. 3 , pp. 179-195 . https://doi.org/10.1163/15685357-02603009en
dc.identifier.issn1568-5357
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 281933783
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 95063deb-5317-4f32-96cd-576071724f60
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0468-4510/work/122216621
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85141341620
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000892215500002
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/26325
dc.description.abstractRecent engagements with deep time within anthropology have urged an expansion of our time horizons in order to confront the contemporary ecological crisis. Here, we explore this theme by considering concrete’s material properties as a substance that reveals the troubled relationship between the present and deep time. We combine discussion of the life cycle of concrete in Orkney, Scotland, with reflection on sculptural interventions that seek to capture concrete’s character as both solid and fluid—the pouring of concrete has the potential to congeal a fleeting moment in time. Yet, recognising the impact of the production of concrete, understood at the geological level, we see a pernicious feedback loop: attempts to secure the land/water boundary contribute to the climatic changes which threaten those very environments. The task of tracing concrete’s place within the geological record illustrates both the challenge and the necessity of recognising humanity within deep time.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofWorldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecologyen
dc.rightsCopyright © Richard D.G. Irvine and Anne Bevan, 2022 doi:10.1163/15685357-02603009 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 licenseen
dc.subjectConcreteen
dc.subjectCementen
dc.subjectGeologyen
dc.subjectAnthropoceneen
dc.subjectSculptureen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subject3rd-DASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subjectNCADen
dc.subject.lccGNen
dc.titleConcrete buys time : art and anthropology in the Anthropoceneen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Social Anthropologyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1163/15685357-02603009
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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