A Concept of Society-Earth-Centric Narratives

Martin Bohle, Anna Sibilla, Robert Casals I Graells


This essay presents a concept of narratives as powerful means for people to associate themselves with anthropogenic global change. The Ssarting point of our reflection is that people’s awareness is related to their story-telling practices to communicate insights and to induce or inspire behaviour. By analysing traditional and modern settings of "Earth-centric" narratives and their respective societal context, one can sketch the necessary  features of society-earth-centric narratives. These features seem suitable to raise public awareness, in particular of urban people, of the interaction of human activities and the Earth system, and of anthropogenic global change. 


global change, narratives, awareness, geoethics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-7358
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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X