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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 369–394.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Ian Fleishman Abstract This essay theorizes an addiction to ecological anxiety that is characteristic of cultural reactions to climate change and made especially palpable in a time of pandemic. Borrowing from J. M. Coetzee’s identification in Franz Kafka of an epistemology of ever-evolving crisis...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 87–115.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the subject of global warm- ing, points to another arena that environmental critics interested in developing the theory of a global ecoculture will surely explore more fully in the future than they have to date: climate change anxiety. So far, science fi ction and documentary fi lm are far ahead...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 25–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the damaged well—however that might have been manipulated by BP—read as a humiliation of modernity as it was understood in the twentieth century, which is largely in terms of the human capacity to harness cheap energy. Unlike anthropogenic climate change, which resists narrative...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 121–155.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and manipulating atmospheres in retail and commercial settings has become a feature of contemporary capitalism, the essay discusses the political potential of “organizing a climate” via the case of the recent indignados movement in Spain. The essay suggests that atmospheres can play an important role in opening up...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 249–278.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., a friendly empire ready for collaborative exploitation. With race acting as the axis around which his argument spins, Burton must face two problems. The fi rst has to do with the conven- tional wisdom pertaining to the race-climate relation, in short, the widespread idea that races...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 275–297.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., they prepare the humus for bushes and trees, and the pathway to climax—the optimal veg- etation for a given soil and climate (usually a forest). The behavior of pioneers expresses itself as a tendency to wan- der. Coverage as a strategy requires abundant fruiting and an ac- celerated reproductive...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., ecological disaster. Has crisis become the defi ning mood of the twenty-fi rst century? Or is this cultural anxiety the ex- aggerated production of an overactive media in an age of around- the-clock transmissions? Crisis has long been the defi ning catalyst of the modern envi- ronmental movement, which...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 35–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the environmental hypothesis, distinct from the strictly subjective hypothesis (concerning anxiety and fascination with death) and from the speculative-realist hypoth- esis (which postulates an independent and inhuman reality able to shatter anthropocentrism). Yet I will argue...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 295–382.
Published: 01 December 2017
... says climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to destroy the US economy. Sometimes Trump’s lies are promises that he cannot or does not intend to keep, as when he promises to put all those unemployed coal miners back to work in reopened coal mines, or to bring back lost manufacturing jobs...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 207–218.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... With increased public intervention, the angst and mundane rid- dles of the consumerist society began percolating into the climate of the classical performing arts. Shades of disbelief and distraction started invading the dancing gods and demons within the kalaris and onstage. Students could now...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 249–269.
Published: 01 December 2017
... correct climate, we were shown the door—a door of our own making! I think one of us fell into a depression at that point and threshhold. Stationed in Berkeley, we had craved community. We hung out among our various groupuscules: we worked round the clock, teaching, writing, shivering with anxiety over...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of the Visible . New York : Routledge , 1992 . Kristeva Julia . “ Psychoanalysis and the Polis ,” translated by Waller Margaret . Critical Inquiry 9 , no. 1 ( 1982 ): 77 – 92 . Latour Bruno . Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climate Regime . Cambridge : Polity , 2018...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 December 2011
... overlooking ecological concerns with the fi nite character of the natural world, entropic limitations on energy and throughput, carrying capacity, and so forth.4 In an era of widespread anxiety over climate change, increasingly scarce fuel reserves, and overpopulation, it should come as no surprise...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 55–120.
Published: 01 December 2010
...?” The answer to this question can also be traced to the sociopolitical climate of despair and disjuncture realized through this formation of mo- dernity in Korea. 62 qui parle spring/summer 2010 vol.18, no.2 When I went to the United States in 1971, the campuses were alive...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
...-historical style of cultural criticism, however impoverished it may be in its current form. It attests to the fact that the anxiety surrounding “grand narratives” of modernity—we used to freely call this anxiety “postmodernism”—is beginning to subside. Just as excitingly, it appears that the conception...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of Islam” was first published in the same year as Writing Culture , and might be read as a response to the anxiety provoked in anthropology after the linguistic turn. Asad begins the article by surveying common answers to the question “What is the object of investigation for the anthropology of Islam...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and oppression. Dussel’s rereading of Marx as he begins to try to theorize beyond dogmatic Leftist ideologies and the specter of authoritarian and abusive communist and socialist regimes is courageous in the cur- rent ideological climate. His close reading of Marx and ongoing...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 423–490.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . . . ? First of all, it is the blood (genetic memory), nature, climate, traditions—all this shapes the national character, or mentality. . . . Historians . . . have proved that there is the blood of the Baltic people in the Belarusians’ veins. So in some sense, we are a Nordic people.” 73 Dubaviec’s texts...
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