This thesis is an ecocritical, art historical inquiry into colonization, globalization, climate change as well as perceptions of American nationalism and Manifest Destiny through the overarching concept of the Anthropocene. The focus is on the United States specifically and entails an analysis of American society and culture from a global standpoint. First, an overview of origins and impacts of the Anthropocene concept is given. The thesis then explores works of visual culture by ten different artists through diverse subconcepts.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-71)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Art history