Hyperobjects

Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World

Author: Timothy Morton

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 145294055X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding. Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls “hyperobjects”—entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. In this book, Morton explains what hyperobjects are and their impact on how we think, how we coexist with one another and with nonhumans, and how we experience our politics, ethics, and art. Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place. Instead of inhabiting a world, we find ourselves inside a number of hyperobjects, such as climate, nuclear weapons, evolution, or relativity. Such objects put unbearable strains on our normal ways of reasoning. Insisting that we have to reinvent how we think to even begin to comprehend the world we now live in, Hyperobjects takes the first steps, outlining a genuinely postmodern ecological approach to thought and action.

Nurturing Nature and the Environment with Young Children

Children, Elders, Earth

Author: Janice Kroeger,Casey Y. Myers,Katy Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429559690

Category: Science

Page: 156

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This book, at the intersection of early childhood and reconceptualizing practice, looks at how practitioners, theorists, and teachers are supporting young children to care about the environment differently. Despite the current popularity of post-human perspectives, in social science more broadly and in early childhood studies more specifically, this is one of few to make visible international practices and perspectives that emerge at the intersection of early childhood education, environmental justice, sustainability, and intergenerational/interspecies communities. The book provides an innovative exploration of the links between children, elders, and nature. With contributions from established scholars, practitioners, and newcomers this book reframes educating for social justice within an ecological landscape; one in which young children and their elders are mobilized to understand, reconceptualize and even undo negative environmental impact, whilst grappling with the ways in which the earthly forces are acting upon them. Specific theoretical chapters (spirituality, nature, critical and post-human/materiality, pragmatics, and constructivism approaches) are blended with applications of pedagogic strategies from across the globe. This book responds to a growing interest among early childhood professionals and scholars for sustainably focused and ethically reimagined programs. This collection rewards the reader with opportunities to critically reflect on their own practice, delves into new terrestrial collectives, and explores new pedagogical pathways. It will be essential reading for practitioners and scholars alike.

Critical Environmental Communication

How Does Critique Respond to the Urgency of Climate Change?

Author: Murdoch Stephens

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498570887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book examines how four contemporary critical theorists deal with the tension between their impulses to doubt and to engage in emancipatory political struggle. Considering the goals of environmental communication, it argues for a stronger critical dimension to embolden both the philosophical rigor and the political efficacy of the discipline.

Energy Humanities

An Anthology

Author: Imre Szeman,Dominic Boyer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421421909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical and digital humanities before it, aims to overcome traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Responding to growing public concern about anthropogenic climate change and the unsustainability of the fuels we use to power our modern society, energy humanists highlight the essential contribution that humanistic insights and methods can make to areas of analysis once thought best left to the natural sciences. In this groundbreaking anthology, Imre Szeman and Dominic Boyer have brought together a carefully curated selection of the best and most influential work in energy humanities. Arguing that today’s energy and environmental dilemmas are fundamentally problems of ethics, habits, imagination, values, institutions, belief, and power—all traditional areas of expertise of the humanities and humanistic social sciences—the essays and other pieces featured here demonstrate the scale and complexity of the issues the world faces. Their authors offer compelling possibilities for finding our way beyond our current energy dependencies toward a sustainable future. Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Lesley Battler, Ursula Biemann, Dominic Boyer, Italo Calvino, Warren Cariou, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Una Chaudhuri, Claire Colebrook, Stephen Collis, Erik M. Conway, Amy De’Ath, Adam Dickinson, Fritz Ertl, Pope Francis, Amitav Ghosh, Gökçe Günel, Gabrielle Hecht, Cymene Howe, Dale Jamieson, Julia Kasdorf, Oliver Kellhammer, Stephanie LeMenager, Barry Lord, Graeme Macdonald, Joseph Masco, John McGrath, Martin McQuillan, Timothy Mitchell, Timothy Morton, Jean-François Mouhot, Abdul Rahman Munif, Judy Natal, Reza Negarestani, Pablo Neruda, David Nye, Naomi Oreskes, Andrew Pendakis, Karen Pinkus, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Hermann Scheer, Roy Scranton, Allan Stoekl, Imre Szeman, Laura Watts, Michael Watts, Jennifer Wenzel, Sheena Wilson, Patricia Yaeger, and Marina Zurkow -- Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College

End of Phenomenology

Author: Tom Sparrow

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.

Auslöschung

Buch 1 der Southern-Reach-Trilogie

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979854

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Seit ein mysteröses 'Ereignis' vor mehr als dreißig Jahren das Gebiet erschütterte, ist Area X von einer unsichtbaren Grenze umgeben. Niemand weiß genau, was dahinter geschieht, aber es gibt Gerüchte von einer sich verändernden und die Reste der menschlichen Zivilisation überwuchernden Natur, einer Natur, die ebenso makellos und bezaubernd wie verstörend und bedrohlich ist. Zuständig für das Gebiet ist eine geheime Regierungsorganisation, die sich 'Southern Reach' nennt und den Auftrag hat, herauszufinden, was hinter der Grenze geschieht. Aber keine der Expeditionen, die 'Southern Reach' in das Gebiet entsandte, um Erklärungen für das Unerklärbare zu finden, hatte bisher Erfolg. Die meisten der Expeditionen endeten in Katastrophen, bei denen letztlich alle Mitglieder ums Leben kamen, und die Zeit, um Antworten zu finden, wird knapp, denn Area X scheint sich immer schneller auszudehnen. "Auslöschung" ist der Bericht über die zwölfte Expedition. Sie besteht aus vier Frauen: einer Anthropologin, einer Landvermesserin, einer Psychologin und einer Biologin. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, die Geheimnisse von Area X zu entschlüsseln, das Gebiet zu kartographieren, Flora und Fauna zu katalogisieren, ihre Beobachtungen in Tagebüchern zu dokumentieren, vor allem aber sich nicht von Area X kontaminieren zu lassen. Doch es sind die Geheimnisse, die sie mit über die Grenze gebracht haben, die alles verändern werden ... Ein fesselnder, fantastischer Roman über eine unheimliche Welt und die Fremdheit in uns. Ein Roman von der Kraft eines Mythos.

Hypergraphics

visualizing complex relationships in art, science, and technology

Author: David W. Brisson

Publisher: Advancement of Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 239

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Helvete: a Journal of Black Metal Theory

Author: Helvete Journal

Publisher: punctum books

ISBN: 9780615758282

Category:

Page: 134

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Issue 1 ("Incipit") of Helvete: A Journal of Black Metal Theory. Not to be confused with metal studies, music criticism, ethnography, or sociology, Black Metal Theory is a speculative and creative endeavor, one which seeks ways of thinking that count as Black Metal events - and indeed, to see how Black Metal might count as thinking. Theory of Black Metal, and Black Metal of theory. Mutual blackening. Therefore, we eschew any approach that treats theory and Metal discretely, preferring to take the left-hand path by insisting on "some kind of connaturality between the two, a shared capacity for nigredo."Issue 1: Incipit includes: Zareen Price, "Dilation: Editor's Preface" - Janet Silk, "Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment" - Timothy Morton, "At the Edge of the Smoking Pool of Death: Wolves in the Throne Room" - Elodie Lesourd, "Baptism or Death: Black Metal in Contemporary Art, Birth of a New Aesthetic Category" - Amelia Ishmael, "The Night is No Longer Dead; it has a life of its own" [featuring artwork by: Alexander Binder, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Alessandro Keegan, Irena Knezevic, Allen Linder, Gean Moreno, and Nine Yamamoto-Masson] - David Prescott-Steed, "Frostbite on My Feet: Representations of Walking in Black Metal Visual Culture" - Daniel Lukes, "Black Metal Machine: Theorizing Industrial Black Metal" - Joel Cotterell, "This is Armageddon: The Dawn Motif and Black Metal's Anti-Christian Project"

The Future of Postcolonial Studies

Author: Chantal Zabus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134690010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their post-invasion narratives on the map. This vibrant collection of fifteen chapters by both established and emerging scholars taps into this early mapping while merging these concerns with present trends which have been grouped as: comparing, converting, greening, post-queering and utopia. The postcolonial is a centrifugal force that continues to energize globalization, transnational, diaspora, area and queer studies. Spanning the colonial period from the 1860s to the present, The Future of Postcolonial Studies ventures into other postcolonies outside of the Anglophone purview. In reassessing the nation-state, language, race, religion, sexuality, the environment, and the very idea of 'the future,' this volume reasserts the notion that postcolonial is an "anticipatory discourse" and bears testimony to the driving energy and thus the future of postcolonial studies.

Der Aufstand

Über Poesie und Finanzwirtschaft

Author: Franco Berardi

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 395757126X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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Wie lässt sich ein Wirtschaftssystem erklären, in dem Geld durch Geld erzeugt wird? Angesichts eines Informationskapitalismus, in dem Warenproduktion und körperliche Arbeit nur noch als Reminiszenz an alte Zeiten mitgeschleppt werden, zeigt der italienische Philosoph "Bifo" Berardi, dass wir es mit einem System zu tun haben, das vor hundert Jahren bereits von Dichtern wie Mallarmé antizipiert wurde: Der Signifikant hat den Bezug zu seinem Referenten verloren, "Schulden sind ein bloßer Akt der Sprache, ein Versprechen." Daher müssen wir zunächst lernen, die Zeichen zu lesen, sie so zu interpretieren, wie man Poesie interpretiert. Der Akt der Interpretation lehrt uns Empathie, er ist der erste Schritt zu einer neuen Solidarität, die den "erotischen Körper des gesellschaftlichen Lebens" reaktivieren kann.Ausgehend von der Finanzkrise 2008 und dem europäischen Kollaps dekonstruiert Berardi die Sprache und die Mythen des Neoliberalismus und ruft zu einer Revolution der Langsamkeit und des Rückzugs auf, mit der wir den Niedergang nicht zu fürchten brauchen.

Streifzüge durch die Umwelten von Tieren und Menschen Ein Bilderbuch unsichtbarer Welten

Einundzwanzigster Band

Author: J. Uexküll,G. Kriszat

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642989764

Category: Science

Page: 102

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.