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Manifesto For Living In The Anthropocene

Author : Katherine Gibson
ISBN : 0988234068
Genre : Human ecology
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The recent 10,000 year history of climatic stability on Earth that enabled the rise of agriculture and domestication, the growth of cities, numerous technological revolutions, and the emergence of modernity is now over. We accept that in the latest phase of this era, modernity is unmaking the stability that enabled its emergence. But we are deeply worried that current responses to this challeng are focused on market-driven solutions and thus have the potential to further endanger our collective commons. Today public debate is polarized. On one hand we are confronted with the immobilizing effects of knowing "the facts" about climate change. On the other we see a powerful will to ignorance and the effects of a pernicious collaboration between climate change skeptics and industry stakeholders. Clearly, to us, the current crisis calls for new ways of thinking and producing knowledge. Our collective inclination has been to go on in an experimental and exploratory mode, in which we refuse to foreclose on options or jump too quickly to "solutions." In this spirit we feel the need to acknowledge the tragedy of anthropogenic climate change. It is important to tap into the emotional richness of grief about extinction and loss without getting stuck on the "blame game." Our research must allow for the expression of grief and mourning for what has been and is daily being lost. But it is important to adopt a reparative rather than a purely critical stance toward knowing. Might it be possible to welcome the pain of "knowing" if it led to different ways of working with non-human others, recognizing a confluence of desire across the human/non-human divide and the vital rhythms that animate the world? We think that we can work against singular and global representations of "the problem" in the face of which any small, multiple, place-based action is rendered hopeless. We can choose to read for difference rather than dominance; think connectivity rather than hyper-separation; look for multiplicity - multiple climate changes, multiple ways of living with earth others. We can find ways forward in what is already being done in the here and now; attend to the performative effects of any analysis; tell stories in a hopeful and open way - allowing for the possibility that life is dormant rather than dead. We can use our critical capacities to recover our rich traditions of counter-culture and theorize them outside the mainstream/alternative binary. All these ways of thinking and researching give rise to new strategies for going forward. TABLE OF CONTENTS Part I. Thinking with Others // The Ecological Humanities (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Economy as Ecological Livelihood (J.K. Gibson-Graham and Ethan Miller) -- Lives in Connection (Jessica K. Weir) -- Conviviality as an Ethic of Care in the City (Ruth Fincher and Kurt Iveson) -- Risking Attachment in the Anthropocene (Lesley Instone) -- Strategia: Thinking with or Accommodating the World (Freya Mathews) -- Contact Improvisation: Dance with the Earth Body You Have (Kate Rigby) Part II. Stories Shared // Vulture Stories: Narrative and Conservation (Thom van Dooren) -- Learning to be Affected by Earth Others (Gerda Roelvink) -- The Waterhole Project: Locating Resilience (George Main) -- Food Connect(s) (Jenny Cameron and Robert Pekin) -- Graffiti is Life (Kurt Iveson) -- Flying Foxes in Sydney (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Earth as Ethic (Freya Mathews) Part III. Researching Differently // On Experimentation (Jenny Cameron) -- Reading for Difference (J.K. Gibson-Graham) -- Listening: Research as an Act of Mindfulness (Kumi Kato) -- Deep Mapping Connections to Country (Margaret Somerville) -- The Human Condition in the Anthropocene (Anna Yeatman) -- Dialogue (Deborah Bird Rose) -- Walking as Respectful Wayfinding in an Uncertain Age (Lesley Instone)
Category: Human ecology

The Ahuman Manifesto

Author : Patricia MacCormack
ISBN : 9781350081123
Genre : Philosophy
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We are in the midst of a growing ecological crisis. Developing technologies and cultural interventions are throwing the status of “human” into question. It is against this context that Patricia McCormack delivers her expert justification for the “ahuman”. An alternative to “posthuman” thought, the term paves the way for thinking that doesn't dissolve into nihilism and despair, but actively embraces issues like human extinction, vegan abolition, atheist occultism, death studies, a refusal of identity politics, deep ecology, and the apocalypse as an optimistic beginning. In order to suggest vitalistic, perhaps even optimistic, ways to negotiate some of the difficulties in thinking and acting in the world, this book explores five key contemporary themes: · Identity · Spirituality · Art · Death · The apocalypse Collapsing activism, artistic practice and affirmative ethics, while introducing some radical contemporary ideas and addressing specifically modern phenomena like death cults, intersectional identity politics and capitalist enslavement of human and nonhuman organisms to the point of 'zombiedom', The Ahuman Manifesto navigates the ways in which we must compose the human differently, specifically beyond nihilism and post- and trans-humanism and outside human privilege. This is so that we can actively think and live viscerally, with connectivity (actual not virtual), and with passion and grace, toward a new world.
Category: Philosophy

The Imperial Mode Of Living

Author : Ulrich Brand
ISBN : 9781788739122
Genre : Political Science
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Our Unsustainable Life: Why We Can't Have Everything We Want With the concept of the Imperial Mode of Living, Brand and Wissen highlight the fact that capitalism implies uneven development as well as a constant and accelerating universalisation of a Western mode of production and living. The logic of liberal markets since the 19thCentury, and especially since World War II, has been inscribed into everyday practices that are usually unconsciously reproduced. The authors show that they are a main driver of the ecological crisis and economic and political instability. The Imperial Mode of Living implies that people's everyday practices, including individual and societal orientations, as well as identities, rely heavily on the unlimited appropriation of resources; a disproportionate claim on global and local ecosystems and sinks; and cheap labour from elsewhere. This availability of commodities is largely organised through the world market, backed by military force and/or the asymmetric relations of forces as they have been inscribed in international institutions. Moreover, the Imperial Mode of Living implies asymmetrical social relations along class, gender and race within the respective countries. Here too, it is driven by the capitalist accumulation imperative, growth-oriented state policies and status consumption. The concrete production conditions of commodities are rendered invisible in the places where the commodities are consumed. The imperialist world order is normalized through the mode of production and living.
Category: Political Science

Beyond Market Dystopia New Ways Of Living

Author : Greg Albo
ISBN : 9781583678435
Genre : Political Science
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Essays which aim to create a world of agency and justice How can we build a future with better health and homes, respecting people and the environment? The 2020 edition of the Socialist Register, Beyond Market Dystopia, contains a wealth of incisive essays that entice readers to do just that: to wake up to the cynical, implicitly market-driven concept of human society we have come to accept as everyday reality. Intellectuals and activists such as Michelle Chin, Nancy Fraser, Arun Gupta, and Jeremy Brecher connect with and go beyond classical socialist themes, to combine an analysis of how we are living now with visions and plans for new strategic, programmatic, manifesto-oriented alternative ways of living.
Category: Political Science

The Politics Of The Anthropocene

Author : John S. Dryzek
ISBN : 9780198809616
Genre : Political Science
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The Politics of the Anthropocene is a sophisticated yet accessible treatment of how human institutions, practices, and principles need to be re-thought in response to the challenges of the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities. However, the world remains stuck with practices and modes of thinking that were developed in the Holocene - the epoch of around 12,000 years of unusual stability in the Earth system, toward the end of which modern institutions such as states and capitalist markets arose. These institutions persist despite their potentially catastrophic failure to respond to the challenges of the Anthropocene, foremost among them a rapidly changing climate and accelerating biodiversity loss. The pathological trajectories of these institutions need to be disrupted by advancing ecological reflexivity: the capacity of structures, systems, and sets of ideas to question their own core commitments, and if necessary change themselves, while listening and responding effectively to signals from the Earth system. This book envisages a world in which humans are no longer estranged from the Earth system but engage with it in a more productive relationship. We can still pursue democracy, social justice, and sustainability - but not as before. In future, all politics should be first and foremost a politics of the Anthropocene. The arguments are developed in the context of issues such as climate change, biodiversity, and global efforts to address sustainability.
Category: Political Science

Secular Discourse On Sin In The Anthropocene

Author : Ernst M. Conradie
ISBN : 9781793635082
Genre : Religion
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In Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene: What’s Wrong with the World, Ernst M. Conradie utilizes a notion of social diagnostics to explore not only the surface-level symptoms of ecological destruction, but also its ultimate causes. Conradie uses two toolkits to review secular literature on the Anthropocene, namely the prophetic and pastoral vocabulary of Christian sin-talk and the theological critique against apartheid in South Africa. Various layers of the underlying problem are uncovered on this bases, including unsustainable “habits of the heart,” structural violence, the ideologies of unlimited economic growth and humanism, quasi-soteriologies such as climate engineering, idolatries such as self-divinization, and heresy. Conradie offers authentic discourse on the Anthropocene from the perspective of the global South, and includes a theological postscript to posit tentative suggestions as to what God may have in store for humanity in this time. Scholars of theology, environmental studies, and history will find this book particularly useful.
Category: Religion

Call Your Mutha

Author : Jane Caputi
ISBN : 9780190902735
Genre : Political Science
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The ecocide and domination of nature that is the Anthropocene does not represent the actions of all humans, but that of Man, the Western and masculine identified corporate, military, intellectual, and political class that long has masked itself as the civilized and the human. In this book, Jane Caputi looks at two major "myths" of the Earth, one ancient and one contemporary, and uses them to devise a manifesto for the survival of nature--which includes human beings--in our current ecological crisis. These are the myths of Mother Earth and the Anthropocene. The former personifies nature as a figure with the power to give life or death, and one who shares a communal destiny with all other living things. The latter myth sees humans as exceptional for exerting an implicitly sexual domination of Mother Earth through technological achievement, from the plow to synthetic biology and artificial intelligence. Much that we take for granted as inferior or taboo is based in a splitting apart of inherent unities: culture-nature; up-down, male-female; spirit-matter; mind-body; life-death; sacred-profane; reason-madness; human-beast; light-dark. The first is valued and the second reviled. This provides the framework for any number of related injustices--sexual, racial, and ecological. This book resists this pattern, in part, by deliberately putting the dirty back into the mind, the obscene back into the sacred, and vice versa. Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice argue for the significance and reality of the Earth Mother. Caputi engages specifically with the powers of that Mother, ones made taboo and even obscene throughout heteropatriarchal traditions. Jane Caputi rejects misogynist and colonialist stereotypes, and examines the potency of the Earth Mother in order to deepen awareness of how our relationship to the Earth went astray and what might be done to address this. Drawing upon Indigenous and African American, ecofeminism, ecowomanism, green activism, femme, queer and gender non-binary philosophies, literature and arts, Afrofuturism, and popular culture images, Call Your "Mutha" contends that the Anthropocene is not evidence so much of Man's supremacy, but instead a sign that Mother Nature-Earth, faced with disrespect, is turning away, withdrawing the support systems necessary for life and continuance. Caputi looks at contemporary narratives and artwork to consider the ways in which respect for the autonomous and potent Earth Mother and a call for their return has already reasserted itself into our political and popular culture.
Category: Political Science

The Environmental Politics Of Sacrifice

Author : Michael Maniates
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215365326
Genre : Political Science
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Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won't make sacrifices now for future environmental benefits and won't change their patterns and perceptions of consumption to make ecological room for the world's three billion or so poor eager to improve their standard of living. Challenges these assumptions, arguing that they limit our policy options, weaken our ability to imagine bold action for change, and blind us to the ways sacrifice already figures in everyday life. The chapters bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to the topic. Contributors offer alternatives to the conventional wisdom on sacrifice; identify connections between sacrifice and human fulfillment in everyday life, finding such concrete examples as parents' sacrifices in raising children, religious practice, artists' pursuit of their art, and soldiers and police officers who risk their lives to do their jobs; and examine particular policies and practices that shape our understanding of environmental problems, including the carbon tax, incentives for cyclists, and the perils of green consumption.
Category: Political Science


Author : Maxwell Samuel Woods
ISBN : OCLC:1238153838
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My dissertation, Ecodyssey: Avant-Gardes, Environmental Urbanism, and the Foundation of Cities, explores the relationship between literature and urban design by examining the role of myth in literary representations of cities and in urban planning documents. More specifically, I argue that current proposals to re-design urban spaces in order to adapt to and mitigate human-induced transformations of global earth systems act as contemporary foundational myths and that the literary techniques employed to construct these myths are prefigured in avant-garde literatures of the early twentieth century. My dissertation begins by theorizing the relationship between literature and urban design via the concept of myth. This initial discussion proceeds through a reading of the work of Amereida, a Chilean avant-garde collective of poets and architects who investigate the interrelationship between poetry and architecture. This group argues that poetry provides a mythical foundation for cities to which architects and urban designers subsequently give form. Putting Amereida into dialogue with the work of Roland Barthes and Jean-Luc Nancy, I argue that the function of myth in relation to urban space is to take the political realities embedded in urban designs and plans and transform them into inevitable, unchangeable, and natural images of those realities. This conclusion is problematized, however, by current arguments that we have experienced the ‘end of nature’ and are now living in the Anthropocene, our current humandominated geological epoch in which human activity has destroyed any semblance of an independent nature. Although this would seemingly demythologize urban plans and designs, since myth depends upon an image of ‘nature’ with which it can represent political realities as ‘natural,’ this chapter concludes with a hypothesis to be proved in Chapters Two and Three: urban planning responses to the Anthropocene act as foundational myths that are formed using literary techniques developed by avant-garde authors of the early twentieth century. Chapter Two investigates ecopoiesis, the practice of creating a new earth, as it is found in urban planning responses to the Anthropocene and avant-garde literature. More precisely, this chapter examines ecopoiesis in Ecomodernist urban planning literature as well as in the avantgarde poetry of Vicente Huidobro and literature of Gertrude Stein. In all three of these cases, there is an attempt to re-conceptualize planetary urbanization as the fully-human creation of a second earth. Despite this attempt to cleanly decouple the construction of urban space from a pre-existing nature, all of these authors’ texts are founded on a specific idea of an eternal ‘nature’ on which they can base their construction. In other words, even with their attempts to fully demythologize urbanization by conceptualizing the earth as entirely human-made, they are each founded on a particular naturalization of their urban forms. The final chapter explores environmental restoration, the process through which a specific vision of ‘nature’ is resurrected and reinstalled after being destroyed by urbanization, through a reading of ‘Rewilding and Biodiversity’ (often identified as the manifesto for rewilding) as well as James Joyce’s Ulysses and Patrícia Galvão’s Industrial Park. While it would appear that the literature of environmental restoration would uncritically reproduce the problematic tendency of myth to naturalize social orders, this chapter discovers that rewilding, Ulysses, and Industrial Park all engage in a conscious myth formation through which they simultaneously found their urban visions on particular ideas of what is ‘natural’ and at the same time recognize that such apparently ‘natural’ foundations are without foundation. In other words, although they fail to escape the practice of myth formation, they all recognize the problematic foundations on which their visions of environmental restoration are based.

The Seabird S Cry The Lives And Loves Of Puffins Gannets And Other Ocean Voyagers

Author : Adam Nicolson
ISBN : 9780008165710
Genre : Nature
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WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE JEFFERIES AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING 2017 The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire – beautifully illustrated by Kate Boxer.
Category: Nature

The Conservation Revolution

Author : Bram Buscher
ISBN : 9781788737739
Genre : Nature
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A post-capitalist manifesto for conservation Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can contribute to the drastic transformations needed to come to a truly sustainable model of development. The good news is that conservation is ready for revolution. Heated debates about the rise of the Anthropocene and the current ‘sixth extinction’ crisis demonstrate an urgent need and desire to move beyond mainstream approaches. Yet the conservation community is deeply divided over where to go from here. Some want to place ‘half earth’ into protected areas. Others want to move away from parks to focus on unexpected and ‘new’ natures. Many believe conservation requires full integration into capitalist production processes. Building a razor-sharp critique of current conservation proposals and their contradictions, Büscher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenge demands something bigger, better and bolder. Something truly revolutionary. They propose convivial conservation as the way forward. This approach goes beyond protected areas and faith in markets to incorporate the needs of humans and nonhumans within integrated and just landscapes. Theoretically astute and practically relevant, The Conservation Revolution offers a manifesto for conservation in the twenty-first century—a clarion call that cannot be ignored.
Category: Nature

The Visionary Spirit

Author : Mick Collins
ISBN : 1856233154
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Drawing inspiration from diverse fields such as the sacred feminine, indigenous wisdom, daimons and near-death experiences, this book is enlivened by fascinating, real-life stories of people who have engaged in deep processes of psycho-spiritual change. The Visionary Spirit is a radical manifesto for soulful and creative living. At the end of each chapter there is an exercise, providing opportunities for experiential reflection, aiding the reader on their personal journey. This offers new ways of living creatively, spiritually, harmoniously and responsibly on planet Earth, offering a vision of a new era of emancipatory living, which Collins calls the Transformocene Age. The scale of planetary destruction now recorded in the geological layer of the Earth - known as the Anthropocene - is a clarion call for deep change. To help facilitate such a transformative process, The Visionary Spirit draws on the wisdom of the imaginal realm, where dreams, myth, and synchronicity help us realign soulfully to the natural world and to our innate wholeness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Language Report

Author : Susie Dent
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124007522
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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2007 is the fifth year of The Language Report's publication and provides a unique opportunity to look back at five years' worth of developments in all aspects of language, charting both small and dramatic changes in areas as diverse as punctuation and political jargon.The Language Report 5 not only takes a historical long view, comparing the state of English a hundred years ago with the present day, but also includes a smaller retrospective snapshot of the last five years to reveal new beginnings in the language's evolution as well as concentrated examples ofcontinuing long-term change. Both approaches provide an excellent vantage point from which to take a predictive look at English in the future.Each year The Language Report - eagerly awaited by language enthusiasts everywhere - includes chapters on new areas in which English is developing in interesting ways (such as the language used in the advertising of cosmetics in 2005). The celebratory 2007 edition will continue to broaden thesurvey, taking in for example the language of food and drink, advertising and marketing, and the influence of celebrity culture.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Posthumanism And Higher Education

Author : Carol A. Taylor
ISBN : 9783030146726
Genre : Education
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This book explores ways in which posthumanist and new materialist thinking can be put to work in order to reimagine higher education pedagogy, practice and research. The editors and contributors illuminate how we can move the thinking and doing of higher education out of the humanist cul-de-sac of individualism, binarism and colonialism and away from anthropocentric modes of performative rationality. Based in a reconceptualization of ontology, epistemology and ethics which shifts attention away from the human towards the vitality of matter and the nonhuman, posthumanist and new materialist approaches pose a profound challenge to higher education. In engaging with the theoretical twists and turns of various posthumanisms and new materialisms, this book offers new, experimental and creative ways for academics, practitioners and researchers to do higher education differently. This ground-breaking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of posthumanism and new materialism, as well as those looking to conceptualize higher education as other than performative practice.
Category: Education

Sustainability And The Humanities

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : 9783319953366
Genre : Science
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This book explores the strong links between sustainability and the humanities, which go beyond the inclusion of social sciences in discussions on sustainability, and offers a holistic discussion on the intellectual and moral aspects of sustainable development. The contributions from researchers in the fields of education, social sciences, religion, humanities, and sustainable development fulfill three main aims: They provide university lecturers interested in humanities and sustainable development with an opportunity to present their work; foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of teaching and research; and discuss methodological approaches and projects that provide a better understanding of how the humanities can contribute to the debate on sustainable development. Prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre, the book reiterates the need to promote integrated approaches to sustainable development. Including practice-based lessons learnt that can be replicated further, it is a valuable resource for scientists and practitioners working in the humanities and sustainable development.
Category: Science

How Soon Is Now

Author : Daniel Pinchbeck
ISBN : 9781780289724
Genre : Globalization
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"Drawing on extensive research, Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis. The central thesis is that humanity has unconsciously self-willed ecological catastrophe to bring about a transcendence of our current condition. We are facing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale. We can understand that this initiation is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being - our current level of consciousness - to the next. Overcoming outmoded ideologies, we will realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super-organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth's ecology and the entire web of life"--Publisher description.
Category: Globalization

Leading Lives That Matter

Author : Mark R Schwen
ISBN : 0802877141
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A fully revised, updated, and expanded second edition with new key questions and a large number of new selections. Leading Lives That Matter compiles a wide range of texts--from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy --related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. This book draws upon both religious and secular wisdom, bringing these sources into conversation with one another. Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass identify four vocabularies typically used in discussions of the meaning of life choices: authenticity, virtue, exemplarity, and vocation. Six guiding questions shape the chapters that contain the majority of the texts. Each chapter's texts provide a variety of insights and approaches to be considered in addressing the question, arranged and introduced in ways that prompt deeper reflection. Leading Lives That Matter invites readers into arguments that have persisted for generations about what we human beings should do and who we should be. Table of Contents Introduction PROLOGUE William James, "What Makes A Life Significant?" Vincent Harding, "I Hear Them . . . Calling" PART I VOCABULARIES AUTHENTICITY Charles Taylor, from The Ethics of Authenticity Parker Palmer, from A Hidden Wholeness Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Solitude of Self" Thanissari Bhikku, "No-Self or Not-Self?" Ajahn Karunadhammo, "This Is Who I Am" VIRTUE Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, from Glittering Vices Josef Pieper, from Faith, Hope, Love Natalia Ginzburg, from The Little Virtues David Brooks, "The Moral Bucket List" Mencius, from The Sayings of Mencius Hsun Tzu, from Improving Yourself Edith Jones, "Patience" EXEMPLARITY Linda Zagzebski, from Exemplarist Moral Theory Dorothy Day, from Therese Gordon Marino, "The Greatest" Madeline Miller, "False Counsellor" VOCATION Denise Levertov, "Annunciation" Lee Hardy, from The Fabric of this World Gary Badcock, from The Way of Life C.S. Lewis, from "Learning in War-Time" Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from Ethics Frederick Buechner, from Wishful Thinking Will Campbell, from "Vocation as Grace" ChungTzu, from Mastering Life PART II QUESTIONS 1. Must my job be the primary source of my identity? Russell Muirhead, from Just Work Dorothy L. Sayers, "Why Work?" Gilbert Meilaender, from Friendship Toni Morrison, "The Work You Do, the Person You Are" Robert Frost, "Two Tramps in Mud Time" Marge Piercy, "To be of use" Stephen Dunn, "The Last Hours" Carl Dennis, "A Roofer" Kazuo Ishiguro, from The Remains of the Day 2. To whom and to what should I listen as I decide what work to do? Will Weaver, "The Undeclared Major" Amy Tan, "Two Kinds," from The Joy Luck Club Lois Lowry, from The Giver Willa Cather, "The Ancient Ones," from The Song of the Lark Albert Schweitzer, "I Resolve to Become a Jungle Doctor" Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, from the screenplay of Good Will Hunting James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues" 3. With whom and for whom shall I live? Alasdair MacIntyre, from Dependent Rational Animals Kate Daniels, "Prayer for My Children Malcolm Gladwell, "The Roseto Mystery" The Book of Ruth Jhumpa Lahiri, "My Two Lives" Toni Morrison, "Recitatif" Sullivan Ballou, a letter to his wife, 1861 Samuel Wells, "Rethinking Service" Martin Luther King Jr., from "The World House" 4. Is a balanced life possible and preferable to a life focused primarily on work? Abigail Zuger, "Defining a Doctor" Karen S. Sibert, "Don't Quit this Day Job" Jane Addams, "Filial Relations," from Democracy and Social Ethics William Butler Yeats, "The Choice" Homer, from The Iliad Martha Nussbaum, interviewed by Bill Moyers for "A World of Ideas" Hannah Boushey, from Home Economics Matt Bloom, "The Illusive Search for Balance" Wendell Berry, "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" Abraham Joshua Heschel, from The Sabbath 5. What are my obligations to future human and other life? Larry Rasmussen, "A Love Letter from the Holocene to the Anthropocene" Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow" Scott Russell Sanders, "Sanctuary" Camille Dungy, "Writing Home" Paul Laurence Dunbar, "The Haunted Oak" Wanda Coleman, "Requiem for a Nest" Anthony Walton, "Carrion" Natasha Trethewey, "Carpenter Bee" Winona LaDuke, from "Our Home on Earth" Wangari Maathai, from "Nobel Peace Prize Lecture" Pope Francis, from Laudato Si' On Care for our Common Home Genesis 1-3 NRSV Ursula K. LeGuin, "She Unnames Them" Acoma Creation Myth Denise Levertov, "Beginners" 6. How shall I tell the story of my life? Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" Mary Catherine Bateson, from Composing a Life Julia Alvarez, from Something to Declare Wendell Berry, from Jayber Crow Alice Walker, from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens Dan McAdams, "An American Life Story" Michael T. Kaufman, "Robert McG. Thomas, 60, Chronicler of Unsung Lives" EPILOGUE Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych

An Apartment On Uranus

Author : Paul B. Preciado
ISBN : 9781635901139
Genre : Social Science
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A “dissident of the gender-sex binary system” reflects on gender transitioning and political and cultural transitions in technoscientific capitalism. Uranus, the frozen giant, is the coldest planet in the solar system as well as a deity in Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for uranism, a concept coined by the writer Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define the “third sex” and the rights of those who “love differently.” Following Ulrich, Paul B. Preciado dreams of an apartment on Uranus where he might live beyond existing power, gender and racial strictures invented by modernity. “My trans condition is a new form of uranism,” he writes. “I am not a man. I am not a woman. I am not heterosexual. I am not homosexual. I am not bisexual. I am a dissident of the gender-sex binary system. I am the multiplicity of the cosmos trapped in a binary political and epistemological system, shouting in front of you. I am a uranist confined inside the limits of technoscientific capitalism.” This book recounts Preciado's transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., but it is not only an account of gender transitioning. Preciado also considers political, cultural, and sexual transition, reflecting on issues that range from the rise of neo-fascism in Europe to the technological appropriation of the uterus, from the harassment of trans children to the role museums might play in the cultural revolution to come. An Apartment on Uranus is a bold, transgressive, and necessary book.
Category: Social Science