Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

TitelArts of Living on a Damaged Planet. Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene
TypBuch
Jahr2017
AutorenBubandt Nils, Gan Elaine, Swanson Heather und Tsing Anna
VerlagUniversity of Minnesota Press
OrtMinneapolis
ISBN978-1-5179-0237-7
SchlagwörterAnthropozän, Erde, Instraspezies, Landschaft, Theorie
Zusammenfassung

Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together?
As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet exposes us to the active remnants of gigantic past human errors—the ghosts—that affect the daily lives of millions of people and their co-occurring other-than-human life forms. Challenging us to look at life in new and excitingly different ways, each part of this two-sided volume is informative, fascinating, and a source of stimulation to new thoughts and activisms. I have no doubt I will return to it many times.
—Michael G. Hadfield, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Signatur

THE 497