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Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027843-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2784-3
... Martin, who framed it both as a figure for Black heroic leadership and, conversely, as an index of geologies and ecologies suggesting genres of the human other than possessive individualism. The chapter also considers James McCune Smith's geological theories of race and Black worldmaking, which deftly...
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By Kathryn Yusoff
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... to desediment white geology. rift geologic theory broken earths methodology ...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
.... Disrupting the dominant tenets of the colonial matrix of materiality (as geos) that secured imaginaries of Life (bios) through racial violence and inhuman extraction, the chapter presents the theory of geologic life to speak to the antagonisms between inhuman (geos) and Life (partial bios...
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By Adam Bobbette
Published: 04 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
.... Those who believe in the theory of plate tectonics, in fact, inherit the spiritual geographies of Indonesian volcanism. Theories of the Anthropocene are prefigured by much older debates about Javanese volcanoes and about the relationship between society and geological matter. The modern geological...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... the analytic of geologic life as a challenge to colonial grammars of geology and their syntax of the ground. environmental justice geologic subjectivity earth theory historical geology ...
Book Chapter

By Adam Bobbette
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027089-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
... This chapter argues that the Anthropocene is the Indonesian moment of the earth sciences. Modern theories of the earth were forged on the slopes of Javanese volcanoes. The problem, for those who do not live there, is how to inherit the ideas of others. Decentering the significance of western...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027089-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
... This chapter examines four geological maps of Java and the contexts of their production to explore how geological narratives of Java have changed since the late nineteenth century. The chapter traces how these maps represented Javanese volcanism and were tied to shifting scientific narratives...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027089-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
... that deities in the ocean and volcanoes were related to the sultans. Political power was made possible through these associations with chthonic deities. The theory of plate tectonics mirrored this. It was based on a radical shift in geological thought to understanding the exchanges between oceans and volcanoes...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... Chapter 5 examines fossil-being as a mode of subjectivity understood through the geologic grammars of stratigraphy and time to establish the stratigraphic geo-logics of race. It demonstrates how the transcendental theory of white nature historicized a racialized bedrock through deep time...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... claims. Within the context of American settler colonialism, white geology provided the material praxis and the geomythos of the populist science of white supremacy through geologists’ theories on race. The chapter demonstrates how white geology made the nation-state of America materially manifest...
Series: Elements
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027768-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2776-8
... Drawing on ethnographic work conducted underground, this chapter explores the relationship among nature, labor, and individual subject formation. Irreverently borrowing from Karl Marx’s theory of consciousness, the chapter suggests that the site of labor is not only a crucible of formation...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027089-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
... This chapter traces the origins of geopoetics as a dandy science in the work of Johannes Umbgrove. The chapter shows how Umbgrove developed an aesthetic conception of geologizing and a notion of cosmic and terrestrial evolution. In 1942, Umbgrove developed geopoetics as a way to describe his...