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This chapter introduces Michel Serres as an important theorist of modern warfare and violence. It brings together Serres’s topological perspectives on time, history, and general ecology of pollution. The chapter thus opens new avenues for thinking and writing about the long-lasting socio-environmental effects of wars and their aftermaths. It draws on examples from Henig’s ongoing research on explosive war remains in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina, toxic legacies of the Cold War era military projects, and Serres’s reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bomb explosions. In so doing, the chapter retraces the author’s encounters and resonances with Michel Serres and his thinking with Serres about wastes of war, their unruly temporalities, and insidious planetary effects.

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