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Author Katherine Gibson (Ed.) Author.

Title Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene.

Imprint punctum Books 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (182 pages))
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computer c rdamedia
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Language English.
Summary Annotation The recent 10,000 year history of climatic stability on Earth that enabled the rise of agriculture and domestication, the growth of cities, numerous technological revolutions, and the emergence of modernity is now over. We accept that in the latest phase of this era, modernity is unmaking the stability that enabled its emergence. But we are deeply worried that current responses to this challeng are focused on market-driven solutions and thus have the potential to further endanger our collective commons. Today public debate is polarized. On one hand we are confronted with the immobilizing effects of knowing "the facts" about climate change. On the other we see a powerful will to ignorance and the effects of a pernicious collaboration between climate change skeptics and industry stakeholders. Clearly, to us, the current crisis calls for new ways of thinking and producing knowledge. Our collective inclination has been to go on in an experimental and exploratory mode, in which we refuse to foreclose on options or jump too quickly to "solutions." In this spirit we feel the need to acknowledge the tragedy of anthropogenic climate change. It is important to tap into the emotional richness of grief about extinction and loss without getting stuck on the "blame game." Our research must allow for the expression of grief and mourning for what has been and is daily being lost. But it is important to adopt a reparative rather than a purely critical stance toward knowing. Might it be possible to welcome the pain of "knowing" if it led to different ways of working with non-human others, recognizing a confluence of desire across the human/non-human divide and the vital rhythms that animate the world? We think that we can work against singular and global representations of "the problem" in the face of which any small, multiple, place-based action is rendered hopeless. We can choose to read for difference rather than dominance; think connectivity rather than hyper-separation; look for multiplicity - multiple climate changes, multiple ways of living with earth others. We can find ways forward in what is already being done in the here and now; attend to the performative effects of any analysis; tell stories in a hopeful and open way - allowing for the possibility that life is dormant rather than dead. We can use our critical capacities to recover our rich traditions of counter-culture and theorize them outside the mainstream/alternative binary. All these ways of thinking and researching give rise to new strategies for going forward. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part I. Thinking with Others // The Ecological Humanities (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Economy as Ecological Livelihood (J.K. Gibson-Graham and Ethan Miller) -- Lives in Connection (Jessica K. Weir) -- Conviviality as an Ethic of Care in the City (Ruth Fincher and Kurt Iveson) -- Risking Attachment in the Anthropocene (Lesley Instone) -- Strategia: Thinking with or Accommodating the World (Freya Mathews) -- Contact Improvisation: Dance with the Earth Body You Have (Kate Rigby) Part II. Stories Shared // Vulture Stories: Narrative and Conservation (Thom van Dooren) -- Learning to be Affected by Earth Others (Gerda Roelvink) -- The Waterhole Project: Locating Resilience (George Main) -- Food Connect(s) (Jenny Cameron and Robert Pekin) -- Graffiti is Life (Kurt Iveson) -- Flying Foxes in Sydney (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Earth as Ethic (Freya Mathews) Part III. Researching Differently // On Experimentation (Jenny Cameron) -- Reading for Difference (J.K. Gibson-Graham) -- Listening: Research as an Act of Mindfulness (Kumi Kato) -- Deep Mapping Connections to Country (Margaret Somerville) -- The Human Condition in the Anthropocene (Anna Yeatman) -- Dialogue (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Walking as Respectful Wayfinding in an Uncertain Age (Lesley Instone).
Contents The ecological humanities -- Economy as ecological livelihood -- Lives in connection -- Conviviality as an ethic of care in the city -- Risking attachment in the Anthropocene -- Strategia : thinking with or accommodating the world -- Contact improvisation : dance with the Earth body you have -- Vulture stories : narrative and conservation -- Learning to be affected by Earth others -- The waterhole project : locating resilience -- Food connect(s) -- Graffiti is life -- Flying foxes in Sydney -- Earth as ethic -- On experimentation -- Reading for difference -- Listening : research as an act of mindfulness -- Deep mapping connections to country -- The human condition in the Anthropocene -- Dialogue -- Walking as respectful wayfinding.
Subject Sustainability.
Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Durabilité de l'environnement.
Écologie humaine.
Homme -- Influence sur la nature.
human ecology.
Social impact of environmental issues.
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
NATURE / Ecology
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
Sustainability. (OCoLC)fst01747391
Indexed Term ethics, critical animal studies, Anthropocene, climate change, economics, environmental humanities, ecology, extinction, food studies, biodiversity
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Deborah Bird Rose (Ed.) Author.
Ruth Fincher (Ed.) Author.
J. K. Gibson-Graham. Author.
Ethan Miller. Author.
Jessica K. Weir. Author.
Kurt Iveson. Author.
Lesley Instone. Author.
Freya Mathews. Author.
Kate Rigby. Author.
Thom van Dooren. Author.
Gerda Roelvink. Author.
George Main. Author.
Jenny Cameron. Author.
Robert Pekin. Author.
Kumi Kato. Author.
Margaret Somerville. Author.
Anna Yeatman. Author.
Added Title Directory of open access books.
ISBN 9780988234062
Standard No. 10.21983/P3.0100.1.00 doi
GBVCP 865775885

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