Alliances in the Anthropocene

Fire, Plants, and People

  • Christine Eriksen
  • Susan Ballard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 1-17
  3. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 19-35
  4. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 37-56
  5. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 57-72
  6. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 73-89
  7. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 91-114
  8. Christine Eriksen, Susan Ballard
    Pages 115-126
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 127-136

About this book


Alliances in the Anthropocene examines how human impacts on the planetary system are being felt at all levels, from the geological and the arboreal to the atmospheric. Christine Eriksen and Susan Ballard examine the agency of fire, plants and people within a changing climate. They embrace the narratives of bushfire survivors and responses of contemporary artists, as practice and experience become interwoven with fire, ruin and regrowth. From Aboriginal ecocultural burning and wildfire to nuclear fire, the authors show how relationships come to be and are likely to change due to human and non-human interdependencies in the Anthropocene.


Anthropocene Belonging Climate Crisis Contemporary Art Environmental Change Fire Geography

Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Eriksen
    • 1
  • Susan Ballard
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geography and Sustainable CommunitiesUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.School of the Arts, English and MediaUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2532-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2533-9
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