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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Imre Szeman; Darin Barney The South Atlantic Quarterly 120:1, January 2021 doi 10.1215/00382876-8795656 © 2021 Duke University Press Imre Szeman and Darin Barney Introduction: From Solar to Solarity Solar energy is a promise. It has come to be seen as a solution to the present perhaps the ultimate...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 63–76.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Jordan B. Kinder The ongoing history of setter colonialism is inextricable from the infrastructures of energy and extraction that provide its material foundation. Addressing this inextricable relationship, this article explores how Indigenous solarities in Canada resist extractivism and generate...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 123–136.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Jamie Cross How are we to engage with the forms of solarity that emerge in response to humanitarian crises, like those created by a highly virulent infectious disease? As we struggle to respond to the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic and begin to envisage the role of solar energy in a green...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 137–150.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Sheena Wilson This article takes the E. L. Smith Solar Farm, a proposed municipal solar energy infrastructure project in Edmonton, Alberta, as a case study of solar imaginaries as they intertwine with material and social realities. Set for installation at the E. L. Smith Water Treatment Plant site...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 39–50.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Eva-Lynn Jagoe Would we know solarity if we encountered it? And where do we look for the potential openings that such a new energy system could enable? Georges Bataille’s The Accursed Share has emerged as a key text in the theorization of energy because of his distinction between the restricted...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Daniel A. Barber This essay proposes an inversion and productive complication of the familiar nomenclature of active and passive solar energy, as it pertains to architectural design methods and to solarity more generally: that is, to changes in economies, cultures, and ways of living in the present...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 163–175.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Gökçe Günel Discussions of energy in sub-Saharan Africa tend to focus on leapfrogging, theorizing how some non-Western countries might be able to avoid carbon-intensive fuels, such as coal and oil, and directly start using renewable energy infrastructure, mainly solar. While theories of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Joel Auerbach The necessity of immediate transition from fossil fuels has made painfully conspicuous the fact that energy sources such as solar and wind do not have the same material properties as coal and oil, and has attracted critical attention to the ways in which the social values and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 13–24.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Nicole Starosielski This article tracks solarity beyond the sun. It documents what the author calls embedded solarities, the manifestations of being solar in social practice, infrastructural assemblages, and human and non-human life. Focusing on two cases of mediating sunlight in agricultural...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 91–102.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Amanda Boetzkes This article considers how Georges Bataille’s account of solarity informs a planetary perspective. Bataille is credited with formulating a critical analysis of “solar societies” whose economies are shaped by the exchange of solar energy. However, a sometimes understated facet of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 25–37.
Published: 01 January 2021
... times, it is the mild liberal-consumerist “join the revolution” discourse put forward by green capitalist ventures. In both cases it raises the question of what is meant by revolution , a term that Arendt observed has both radical and conservative valences. As we contemplate revolutionary solarity in...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 151–162.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 4 . www.forbes.com/sites/natalieparletta/2019/08/04/meatless-meat-is-on-the-horizon--youll-be-surprised-where-it-comes-from/#3133c6a87ed2 . Scheer Hermann . 2004 . The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future . London : Earthscan . Seba Tony Tubb...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 51–61.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Nandita Badami Drawing links between solar philanthrocapitalism and the concept of light as knowledge, this article cautions against the regressive epistemics we might unintentionally reinforce through the fetishization of rationality as a measure of the success of a solar intervention. In its...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (1): 77–89.
Published: 01 January 2021
... solar futurity here termed the solar fix . Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 energy humanities Timothy Mitchell petroculture solar Allan Stoekl References Bonneuil Christophe Fressoz Jean-Baptiste . 2017 . The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (2): 243–268.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Station, they rejected it, and instead built the Kayenta Solar Project. This tribally owned solar facility is the first large-scale solar farm on Navajo Nation lands and the largest trib- ally owned renewable power plant in the United States. It is said to produce 256 The South Atlantic Quarterly April...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (1): 121–128.
Published: 01 January 2017
... point their finger at capitalism itself, like Klein, discard one of the best tools at their disposal. It is in part market forces, after all, that have pro- duced a thousandfold reduction in the cost of solar power over the past three decades (guided by policy). There is a swirl of other...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (2): 327–343.
Published: 01 April 2017
... historical artifacts by Karl Marx (who does not conceive of capturing solar energy, or at least not directly). This dream invokes capacity building and technological leapfrogging: those who have not (yet) enjoyed growth will not have to pass through a carbon economy. They just need the green light of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2007) 106 (4): 805–823.
Published: 01 October 2007
...? Wind capital? Solar capital? Biomass capital? A seem- ingly impossible conjunction of terms. Nuclear capital? Hydrogen capital? These are somehow more imaginable—even if the technological problems of the latter have yet to be worked out and the nuclear option would require a staggering and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Scene in a Library” is the following fantastical account of an experiment: Among the many novel ideas which the discovery of Photography has suggested, is the following rather curious experiment or speculation. . . . When a ray of solar light is refracted by a prism and thrown upon a...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2001) 100 (3): 717–728.
Published: 01 July 2001
... Out of Africa 725 legend of solar magic became a theater piece (The Sun) exploring the need for a new kind of leader in a pan-tribal nation, was sent to Nigeria to a con- 28...