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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 (2018) 14 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 July 2018
... must remain “an improbable necessity” (35) 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...
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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 (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 (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 (2020) 16 (1): 141–143.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., gender studies, and animal studies, Parreñas delivers a decolonial, feminist critique 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...
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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
... the field of the critical posthumanities introduce qualitative shifts of scale and method, they also raise more urgently than ever the question of relational ethics: How can we rethink our interconnection in the era of the Anthropocene, while rethinking our new ecologies of belonging? The connection...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... .” Environmental Humanities 6 , no. 1 : 29 – 52 . Colebrook Claire . 2014 . Death of the PostHuman . Ann Arbor, MI : Open Humanities . Conty Arianne . 2018 . “ The Politics of Nature: New Materialist Responses to the Anthropocene .” Theory, Culture, and Society 35 , nos. 7–8 : 73...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., like COVID-19 or the online bullying and harassment that have driven many to suicide. This is also not to forget that we humans of all races, colors, and genders—we the idols of the Anthropocene—are also viruses to the world, making the world sick; poisoning its air, rivers, oceans, lands, flora...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 407–411.
Published: 01 November 2015
... we can do right now. References Dirzo Rodolfo Young Hillary S. Galetti Mauro Ceballos Gerardo Isaac Nick J. B. Collen Ben . 2014 . “ Defaunation in the Anthropocene .” Science 345 ( 6195 ): 401 – 6 . Jensen Derrick . 2006 . Endgame . 2 vols . New...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 296–300.
Published: 01 July 2015
.... Another strand that is missing from Noys’s book is the debate on the anthropocene and climate change, especially given that this debate is usually framed in terms of process and limits to growth ( Citton 2014 ). Noys’s own positive response to accelerationism is also to resist decelerationism and to find...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 367–386.
Published: 01 November 2020
... embodied a radical challenge to the modernist ontology and the nature/society fracture that grounds it and have found an epochal justification in the newly emerged notion of the Anthropocene ( Crutzen and Stoermer 2000 ). The initial fanfare accompanying the concept seemingly communicated yet another...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
... structures, contemporary cultural politics looks to newly forged reassessments of the epoch and its historicity, to critiques of extant limits and rationalities, to concepts of telecracy and communicative capitalism, the anthropocene, postdigitality, media archaeology, targeting, witnessing, haunting...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 70–91.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., establishes a direct link between nineteenth-century mining, capitalism, and the Anthropocene, a triangulation forming a set of ontological problematics that he mobilizes to argue that the underground is the main departure point for our current technological and political digital societies. As the “crux...
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