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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
...) and that there is “no guarantee [of] timely action” (149). Nevertheless, the text offers a convincing answer to the pressing question of what kind of politics and activism we can pursue in the Anthropocene. Connolly has demonstrated that more-than-human agency can, and should, be incorporated within a humanist environmental...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
...—to the successful capture and command, interpretation and anticipation, of past and future times. Paglen’s project is considered here as a retort to the repressions and exclusions that underwrite the optimism of the conventional capsule; The Last Pictures is the futureless call of the Anthropocene. © 2014 Duke...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 355–375.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and the formation of technical fossils whose lack of biodegradability forms one strand of evidence within discourses of the Anthropocene. The material politics of plastics places into conversation temporal scales ranging from geological rhythms, which are measured in millions of years, to the hyperconsumption of 24...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Saswat Samay Das; Snigdha Mondal; Deepak Mathew Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today , by Demos T. J. , Berlin : Sternberg , 2017 , 132 pages, $20.90 (paperback), ISBN 978-3956792106 © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 In this book T. J. Demos...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (2): 145–162.
Published: 01 July 2021
...: the question of entropy, understood as describing fundamental but diverse thermodynamic, biological, and informational tendencies. For Stiegler, taking care in the Anthropocene necessarily entails reinscribing philosophical concepts, including that of Ereignis , in relation to entropy, anthropy...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 279–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jussi Parikka This introduction to the special section on mediated geologies contextualizes the articles that follow within recent discussions concerning cultural politics of the environment, ecological contexts of contemporary media, and debates concerning the Anthropocene. The special section...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 202–222.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Maxwell Woods Recent criticisms of regionalization and urbanization in the Anthropocene have argued that actors are increasingly producing uninhabitable spaces, in which oppressed and marginalized groups are either left to die or forced into a rootless existence of constant displacement. Through...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 July 2022
... the existential and political challenges presented by the Anthropocene's apocalyptic implications. This article argues that the dialectical crises of capitalism and ecology are converging in a cultural condition of collective disorientation : a return of history bereft of futurity. Through an analysis...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 177–199.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Jussi Parikka Abstract This article addresses the question of the planetary through three practices that relate to design and architectural pedagogy and research as well as the broader context of Anthropocene discussions. From Strelka Institute's Terraforming program to the Terra Forma book...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 459–472.
Published: 01 November 2022
... . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Haff Peter . 2012 . “ Technology and Human Purpose: The Problem of Solids Transport on the Earth's Surface .” Earth System Dynamics 3 : 149 – 56 . Haff Peter . 2014a . “ Humans and Technology in the Anthropocene: Six Rules .” Anthropocene...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... This includes emerging scholarship in cultural geographies and environmental humanities. In a pivotal text titled “Unearthing the Subterranean Anthropocene,” Marilu Melo Zurita, Paul Munro, and Donna Houston (2017) call attention to the discursive absence of the underground from contemporary debates about...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 November 2023
... with the current threat of human extinction. It arises as a symptom of numerous crises endemic to the Anthropocene, providing a speculative tool for planetary thinking to develop alternatives in and through what has been called postcinema by scholars such as Steve Shaviro and Shane Denson. For Chatonsky, the Earth...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 362–364.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to be an autographic image, a photographic surface, registering the damaging and tragic effects of catastrophe of the Anthropocene, arguing that our notion of the photographic image needs to be scaled up to fit the genre of planetary autographic processes. Joanna Zylinska offers a parallel Anthropocenic conception...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as the sixth great extinction. As Kathryn Yusoff (2018 : xiii) argues in the opening pages of A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None : The Anthropocene might seem to offer a dystopic future that laments the end of the world, but imperialism and ongoing (settler) colonialisms have been ending worlds...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of the Anthropocene. As part of Duke University Press’s Experimental Futures series (coedited by Michael Fischer and Joe Dumit), Decolonizing Extinction calls into question many assumptions about the relations between, and obligations to, nonhumans on the part of humans. Within the punitive regime of global...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Chakrabarty (2009) has helped to popularize in the name of the Anthropocene, a term invented by scientists and readily embraced by philosophers and culture critics, the ideas of becoming and of what becomes have changed. In a world where now there can be confusion between development and possibility...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Mario , Cadena Marisol de la , and Escobar Arturo . 2013 . “ Introduction: The Anthropocene and the One-World .” In Pluriverse Studies Reader . Unpublished manuscript. Bose Jagadish Chandra . 1902 . Response in the Living and Non-Living . London : Longmans, Green...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... and termination. These are some of the variations of possibility that attend the limits of media that bind a planet in mourning. Despite all the attention in recent years to climate change and the Anthropocene in scientific research, mainstream news media, and the occasional arts and technology festivals...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 380–390.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-representation of subjects within the critical posthumanities. There is a problematic tendency in the Anthropocene to hastily recompose a new endangered humanity after the demise of anthropocentrism. “Humanity” is often posited in corporate and institutional discourses as a new generic “we”—a unitary...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in thirty years—has given rise to slogans such as “humans are the virus.” Echoing wider debates about the flattening of ethical responsibility that comes with the label “Anthropocene,” these overly simplistic framings fail to grapple with the uneven geopolitical responsibilities both for histories...