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Series: Radical perspectives:
Published: 16 April 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376569-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7656-9
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
... Galileo experimental apparatus power of science reliable witness ecological crisis ...
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027126-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9367-1
... This chapter examines the competing stakes in the planetary petrochemical crisis: the escalating threat of the petrochemical industry to planetary life, and the threat of the ecological crisis for the future of petro-capitalism. First, it addresses the problem of interpreting and responding...
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027270-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
.... To address the ecological crisis that has arisen from the dismantling of a set of relations that accorded to scientists some autonomy demands an approach by practitioners that ceases—implicitly or explicitly—to denounce everything that is not “scientific” as not worth considering. This in turn entails...
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027126-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9367-1
... In the context of intensifying public concern over the ecological crisis, petrochemical battlegrounds have started to shift. The key battles are over the two biggest environmental crises that are putting pressure on the petrochemical industry: the climate emergency, and plastic pollution...
Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027782-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2778-2
... Chapter 3, “Witnessing Ecologies,” attends to the witnessing of more-than-human ecologies, as well as ecologies of witnessing. Investigating nonhuman witnessing in the context of climate catastrophe and nuclear war, the chapter proposes the term ecological trauma to describe the injurious...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... Beginning with contemporary moments of crisis that challenge the moral value and practical impact of commercial cinema, this chapter broaches the central concerns at stake throughout the book: the creative and destructive powers of cinema as a medium; the relationship between human action...
Published: 17 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027348-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2734-8
... camps. Many Ngarans also took advantage of novel economic opportunities created by the transnational refugee complex and the refugee population. The effects of the emergency included the destruction of ecological resources and the loss of physical and material security among the populations that came...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... that the real source of the left-right distinction is not the crisis of parliamentary democracy after the collapse of communism but the incomplete and accidental manner in which modern politics inherits the very premodern political forms it presumes to overturn and reject. Yet even though contemporary politics...
...The Making of Property Markets This is the first of two chapters that trace the making of property markets in Cairo and Istanbul. Focusing on Cairo throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it traces how changing water ecologies, colonial capitalism and its infrastructural tentacles...
... smaller scale and individual adoption, groundwater pumping was far less controversial but more prevalent and just as ecologically consequential. Nazas River Dam Groundwater pumping Agrarian reform The chapter depicts the work and life of técnicos and their employees and families—many...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373391-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... of the left-right distinction is not the crisis of parliamentary democracy after the collapse of communism but the incomplete and accidental manner in which modern politics inherits the very premodern political forms it presumes to overturn and reject. Yet even though contemporary politics might remain bound...
Published: 27 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2760-7
... violations committed against Indigenous Peoples by Bangladesh. Bangladesh Jumma peoples feminist political ecology This chapter examines the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and territorial borders, focusing on the volatility and utilization of borders during times of crisis...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005117-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0511-7
Published: 26 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389934-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8993-4
Published: 17 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2734-8
... Rwandan refugee crisis in Ngara. The chapter begins by detailing the events that led to the Burundian and then Rwandan crises in the district. It then examines the TCRS's sectors of the aid program: water and fuel. What was novel about this “emergency” was the speed with which it occurred...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-136
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... and 2008, brought on a full-scale political crisis that threatened to fracture the nation. After winning a popular referendum on his government in August 2008, President Evo Morales quickly moved to put the new constitution to a national vote. In the months leading up to the constitutional referendum...