February 19, 2016

Articles & Book Chapters

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Szerszynski, B. (2017) ‘Gods of the Anthropocene: geo-spiritual formations in the Earth’s new epoch’,Theory, Culture & Society, 34(2–3): 253–275. Pre-publication version.

Szerszynski, B. (2017) ‘The Anthropocene monument: on relating geological and human time’, European Journal of Social Theory, 20(1): 111–131. Pre-publication version.

Szerszynski, B. (2016) ‘Praise Be to You, Earth-Beings’, Environmental Humanities, 8(2): 291–7.

Szerszynski, B. (2016) ‘Viewing the technosphere in an interplanetary light’, The Anthropocene Review. Pre-publication version.

Szerszynski, B. (2016) ‘Planetary mobilities: movement, memory and emergence in the body of the Earth’, Mobilities, 11(4): 614–628. Pre-publication version.

Szerszynski, B. (2015) ‘Getting hitched and unhitched with the ecomodernists’, Environmental Humanities, 7(1): 239-244.

Oldham, P., Szerszynski, B., Stilgoe, J., Brown, C., Eacott, B. & Yuille, A. (2014) ‘Mapping the landscape of climate engineering’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 372(2031)

Szerszynski, B., Kearnes, M., Macnaghten, P., Owen, R. & Stilgoe, J. (2013) ‘Why Solar Radiation Management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix’, Environment and Planning A, 45(12): 2809-2816. Pre-publication draft.

Szerszynski, B. & Galarraga, M. (2013) ‘Geoengineering knowledge: interdisciplinarity and the shaping of climate engineering research’, Environment and Planning A, 45(12): 2817-2824. Pre-publication draft.

Carr, W.A., Preston, C.J., Yung, L., Szerszynski, B., Keith, D.W. & Mercer, A.M. (2013) ‘Public engagement on solar radiation management and why it needs to happen now’,Climatic Change, 121(3): 567-577

Macnaghten, P. & Szerszynski, B. (2013) ‘Living the global social experiment: an analysis of public discourse on geoengineering and its implications for governance’,Global Environmental Change, 23(2): 465–474

Palsson, G., Szerszynski, B., Sörlin, S, Marks, J., Avril, B., Crumley, C., Hackmann, H., Holm, P., Ingram, J., Kirman, A., Pardo Buendía, M. & Weehuizen, R. (2013) ‘Reconceptualizing the ‘Anthropos’ in the Anthropocene: integrating the social sciences and humanities in global environmental change research’, Environmental Science & Policy, 28: 3-13. Available here.

Szerszynski, B. (2012) ‘The end of the end of nature: The Anthropocene and the fate of the human’,Oxford Literary Review, 34(2): 165-84. Pre-publication draft.

Psarikidou, K. & Szerszynski, B. (2012a) ‘The moral economy of civic food networks in Manchester’,International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 19(3): 309–327

Psarikidou, K. & Szerszynski, B. (2012b) ‘Growing the social: alternative ago-food networks and social sustainability in the urban ethical foodscape’, Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 8(1): 31-39

Szerszynski, B. (2010) ‘Technology and monotheism: a dialogue with neo-Calvinist philosophy’,Philosophia Reformata, 75: 43–59.

Szerszynski, B. (2010) ‘Reading and writing the weather: climate technics and the moment of responsibility’, Theory, Culture and Society, 27(2-3): 9-30. Pre-publication draft.

Szerszynski, B. and John Urry (2010) ‘Changing climates: introduction’, Theory, Culture and Society, 27(2-3): 1-8

Gottweis, H., Braun, K., Haila, Y., Hajer, M., Loeber, A., Metzler, I., Reynolds, L., Schultz, S. & Szerszynski, B. (2008) ‘Participation and the new governance of life’,BioSocieties, 3(3): 265-86

Szerszynski, B. (2007) ‘The post-ecologist condition: irony as symptom and cure’, Environmental Politics 16(2), pp. 337-355. Pre-publication draft.

Szerszynski, B. (2006a) ‘A reply to Anne Kull, Eduardo Cruz, and Michael DeLashmutt’,Zygon 41(4), pp. 811-823.

Szerszynski, B. (2006b) ‘Techno-demonology: Naming, Understanding and Redeeming the A/Human Agencies with which we Share our World’, Ecotheology, 11(1), pp. 57-75.

Szerszynski, B. & Urry, J. (2006) ‘Visuality, Mobility and the Cosmopolitan: Inhabiting the World from Afar’, British Journal of Sociology, 57(1), pp. 113-131

Szerszynski, B. (2005b) ‘Rethinking the Secular: Science, Technology, and Religion Today’,Zygon, 40(4), pp. 813-22.

Szerszynski, B. (2004a) ‘Augustinian ecological democracy: postmodern nature and the City of God’, Ecotheology, 9(3), pp. 338-358.

Szerszynski, B. (2002a) ‘Ecological rites: ritual action in environmental protest events’, Theory, Culture and Society, 19(3), pp. 305–323.

Szerszynski, B. (2002b) ‘Wild times and domesticated times: the temporalities of environmental lifestyles and politics’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 61(2-4), pp. 181-91.

Szerszynski, B. & Urry, J. (2002) ‘Cultures of cosmopolitanism’, Sociological Review, 50(4), pp. 461-81.

Deane-Drummond, C., Grove-White, R. & Szerszynski, B. (2001) ‘Genetically modified theology: the religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology’ Studies in Christian Ethics, 14(2), pp. 23-41.

Szerszynski, B. (1999a) ‘Risk and trust: the performative dimension,’ Environmental Values, 8(2), pp. 239-252.

Szerszynski, B. (1997a) ‘The varieties of ecological piety,’ Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology, 1(1), pp. 37-55.

Szerszynski, B. (1993) ‘The metaphysics of environmental concern: a critique of ecotheological anti-dualism,’ Studies in Christian Ethics, 6(2), pp. 67-78.

Grove-White, R. & Szerszynski, B. (1992) ‘Getting behind environmental ethics,’ Environmental Values, 1(4), pp. 285-96.

Book chapters

Szerszynski, B. (2017) ‘From the Anthropocene epoch to a new Axial Age: using theory fictions to explore geo-spiritual futures’, in Religion in the Anthropocene, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann and Markus Vogt, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 35-52. Pre-publication draft.

Macnaghten, P. and B. Szerszynski (2017), ‘Geoengineering/climate intervention’, in The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, ed. Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard A. Marston, London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Szerszynski, B. (2017) ‘Coloring climates: imagining a geoengineered world’ in The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, ed. Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen, and Michelle Niemann. London: Routledge, 82–90. Pre-publication draft. 

Szerszynski, B. (2016) ‘The Martian Book of the Dead’, in Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene, ed. Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino, London: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 325-30

Szerszynski, B. (2016) ‘Out of the Metazoic? Animals as a transitional form in planetary evolution,’ in Thinking about Animals in the Age of the Anthropocene, ed. Morten Tønnessen, Silver Rattasepp, and Kristin Amstrong Oma, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books. Pre-publication draft.

Saraceno, T., S. Engelmann and B. Szerszynski (2015) ‘Becoming Aerosolar: From Solar Sculptures to Cloud Cities’, in Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies, ed. Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin, London: Open Humanities Press, pp. 57–62.

Szerszynski, B. (2015) ‘Life in the open air’, in What Is Life?, Issues in Science and Theology volume 8, ed. Dirk Evers, M. Fuller, Antje Jackelén and Knut-Willy Saether, Berlin: Springer, pp. 27-41. Pre-publication draft.

Szerszynski, B. (2015) ‘The twilight of the machines’, in Technofutures: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Nature and the Sacred, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann and Bronislaw Szerszynski, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 241-57.

Szerszynski, B. (2015) ‘The onomatophore of the Anthropocene: Commission on Planetary Ages Decision CC87966424/49’, in The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis, ed. Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne and Christophe Bonneuil, London: Routledge, pp. 177-83.

Szerszynski, B. (2014) ‘Liberation through hearing in the planetary transition: funerary practices in twenty-second-century Mangalayana Buddhism’, in Grain Vapor Ray: Textures of the Anthropocene, ed. Katrin Klingan, Ashkan Sepahvand, Christoph Rosol and Bernd M. Scherer, Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, pp. 149-64. Pre-publication draft.

Reynolds, L. & Szerszynski, B. (2014) ‘The post-political and the end of nature: the case of agricultural biotechnology’, in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics, ed. Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Pre-publication draft.

Galarraga, M. & Szerszynski, B. (2012) ‘Making climates: solar radiation management and the ethics of fabrication’, in Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management, ed. Christopher Preston, Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington, pp 221-35. Pre-publication draft.

Reynolds, L. & Szerszynski, B. (2012) ‘Neoliberalism and technology: permanent innovation or permanent crisis?’, in Neoliberalism and Technoscience: Critical Assessments, ed. Luigi Pellizzoni & Marja Ylönen, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 27-46. Pre-publication draft.

Reynolds, L. & Szerszynski, B. (2011) ‘Contested agro-technological futures: the GMO and the construction of European space’, in Exploring Central and Eastern Europe’s Biotechnological Landscape, ed. Peter Robbins and Farah Huzair, Berlin: Springer, pp. 177-200.

Szerszynski, B. (2011), ‘Repensando o secular: ciência, tecnologia e religião hoje’ in Teologia i Ciências Naturais: Teologia da Criação, Ciência e Tecnologia em Diálogo, ed. Eduardo R. da Cruz, São Paulo: Paulinas.

Szerszynski, B. (2010), ‘Understanding creationism and evolution in America and Europe’, in Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives, ed. Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor and Stephen Pumfrey, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 153-174.

Szerszynski, B. & Urry, J. (2009) ‘Cultures of cosmopolitanism’, in Globalization and Culture, Volume 1: Globalizing Communications, ed. Paul James and John Tulloch, London: Sage, pp. 335-354

Szerszynski, B. (2009), ‘The religious roots of our technological condition’, in Technology, Trust and Religion: Roles of Religion in Controversies on Ecology and the Modification of Life, ed. Willem B. Drees, Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 25-40.

Szerszynski, B. (2008), ‘Technologie, religie en de beheersing van de natuurin’, in Deus et machina: de verwevenheid van technologie en religie, ed. Michiel D.J. van Well, Den Haag: STT, pp. 26-33.

Fairclough, N., Pardoe, S. & Szerszynski, B. (2006) ‘Critical discourse analysis and citizenship’, in Analysing Citizenship Talk: Social Positioning in Political and Legal Decision-Making Processes, ed. Heiko Hausendorf and Alfons Bora, Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 98-123.

Szerszynski, B. (2004b) ‘Nature, sustainability and the postmodern sacred’, in Religion und Nachhaltigkeit. Multidisziplinäre Zugänge und Sichtweisen, ed. Beate Littig, Münster: LIT Verlag, pp. 247-268.

Szerszynski, B. & Tomalin, E. (2004) ‘Enchantment and its uses: religion and spirituality in environmental direct action’, in Changing Anarchism, ed. Jonathan Purkis and James Bowen, Manchester University Press, pp. 199-212.

Szerszynski, B. (2003a) ‘That deep surface: the human genome project and the death of the human’, in Brave New World? Theology, Ethics and the Human Genome, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, pp. 145-163.

Szerszynski, B. (2003b) ‘Marked bodies: environmental activism and political semiotics’, in Media and the Restyling of Politics: Consumerism, Celebrity and Cynicism, ed. John Corner and Dick Pels, London: Sage, pp. 190-206.

Szerszynski, B. (2003c) ‘At reason’s end: the inoperative liturgy of risk society’, in Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond and Bronislaw Szerszynski (with Robin Grove-White), Edinburgh: T&T Clark, pp. 202-220.

Szerszynski, B. (2003d) ‘Technology, performance and life itself: Hannah Arendt and the fate of nature’, in Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance, ed. Bronislaw Szerszynski, Wallace Heim, and Claire Waterton, Oxford: Blackwell/Sociological Review, pp. 203-218.

Szerszynski, B., Heim, W. & Waterton, C. (2003) ‘Introduction’ in Nature Performed: Environment, Culture and Performance, ed. Bronislaw Szerszynski, Wallace Heim, and Claire Waterton, Oxford: Blackwell/Sociological Review, pp. 1-14.

Szerszynski, B. and Celia Deane-Drummond (2003) ‘Re-ordering nature: a postscript’ in Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond and Bronislaw Szerszynski (with Robin Grove-White), Edinburgh: T&T Clark, pp. 312-324.

Deane-Drummond, C., Grove-White, R. & Szerszynski, B. (2003) ‘Genetically modified theology: the religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology’ in Re-Ordering Nature: Theology, Society and the New Genetics, ed. Celia Deane-Drummond and Bronislaw Szerszynski (with Robin Grove-White), Edinburgh: T&T Clark, pp. 17-38.

Szerszynski, B. & Urry, J. (2001) ‘Visual citizenship’ in Thinkglobal: Cityscape><Landshape Symposium 2000, ed. Laurie Short Carlisle: Think Global Institute: 111-5.

Szerszynski, B. & Toogood, M. (2000) ‘Global citizenship, the environment and the mass media,’ in Environmental Risks and the Media, ed. Stuart Allan, Barbara Adam, and Cynthia Carter, London: Routledge, pp. 218-228.

Szerszynski, B., Urry, J. & Myers, G. (2000) ‘Mediating global citizenship’, in J. Smith (ed.) The Daily Globe: Environmental Change, the Public and the Media, London: Earthscan, pp. 97-114.

Szerszynski, B. (1999b) ‘Performing politics: the dramatics of environmental protest,’ in Culture and Economy After the Cultural Turn, ed. Larry Ray and Andrew Sayer, London: Sage, pp. 211-228.

Szerszynski, B. (1998) ‘Communities of good practice,’ in The Good Life, ed. Ian Christie and Lindsay Nash, London: Demos, pp. 148-54.

Szerszynski, B. (1997b) ‘Voluntary associations and the sustainable society,’ in Greening the Millennium? The New Politics of the Environment, ed. Michael Jacobs, Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 148-159.

Szerszynski, B. (1996a) ‘On knowing what to do: environmentalism and the modern problematic,’ in Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology, ed. Scott Lash, Bronislaw Szerszynski, and Brian Wynne, London: Sage/TCS, pp. 84-103.

Szerszynski, B., Lash, S. & Wynne, B. (1996) ‘Introduction: ecology, realism and the social sciences,’ in Risk, Environment and Modernity: Towards a New Ecology, ed. Scott Lash, Bronislaw Szerszynski, and Brian Wynne, London: Sage/TCS, pp. 1-26.