The Spirituality of Coal

Bobbette, A. (2022) The Spirituality of Coal. [Website]

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Adam Bobbette’s The Spirituality of Coal contemplates the influence of carbon-based industrialisation on the modern sense of self. The writer invokes the life story of John G. Bennett, a British scientist, industrial research director, and coal miner who, in the mid-twentieth century, developed a theory locating energy in the human self, that, if tapped into and released, might allow the mind to evolve, just as unleashing fossil fuel energy allowed society to progress. Highlighting how Bennett’s thinking evidences a relationship between fossil-fuel systems and the mind, Bobbette asks: how will our contemporary transition towards post-carbon societies reconfigure the self?

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bobbette, Dr Adam
Authors: Bobbette, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

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