Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Unconstructable Earth
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reconstructing the Earth? 1Part I. The Mirror of the Anthropocene: Geoengineering, Terraforming, and Earth Stewardship The Copenhagen Chiasm 251. The Screen of Geoengineering 272. The Mirror of the Anthropocene 343. Terraforming: Reconstructing the Earth, Recreating Life 454. The Logic of Geopower: Power, Management, and Earth Stewardship 56Part II. The Future of Eco-constructivism: From Resilience to Accelerationism Turbulence, Resilience, Distance 715. An Ecology of Resilience: The Political Economy of Turbulence 736. The Extraplanetary Environment of the Ecomodernists 837. The "Political Ecology" of Bruno Latour: No Environments, No Limits, No Monsters (Not Even Fear) 908. Anaturalism and Its Ghosts 1059. The Technological Fervor of Eco-constructivism 118Part III. An Ecology of Separation: Natured, Naturing, Denaturing Object, Subject, Traject 13310. Naturing Nature and Natured Nature 13511. The Real Nature of an Ecology of Separation 14612. Denaturing Nature 15513. The Unconstructable Earth 165Conclusion: What Is to Be Unmade? 179Notes 189Index 225

About the Author

Frederic Neyrat (Author)
Frederic Neyrat is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is editor of Alienocene, an online journal that charts the environmental humanities and contemporary theory. His first book in English (following thirteen in French) is Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism (Fordham, 2018).
Drew S. Burk (Translator)
Drew S. Burk is the translator of more than dozen books in continental philosophy and theory.

Reviews

"This is a vitally important book that stakes out a new position in the environmental humanities. Neyrat offers both a critique of current tendencies in ecological thought and positive proposals for a different philosophical approach. This is not a book of policy recommendations, but rather of basic foundational concerns that any actually policy will have to address and to be answerable to. A powerful and closely reasoned argument that anyone concerned with the fate of the Earth needs to take into account." -- Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University
"This is a book of great interest that addresses a topic of considerable concern among environmentalists in North America and Western Europe today-how to find a third way between `eco-modernism' and an organic and holistic nature." -- Ursula Heise, University of California, Los Angeles
"An unflinching critique of geoengineering, this book offers hope in a sliver of uncolonized, unmapped, unconstructed space and time, amid the super-storms of ideology, the teleology of historicism, and the bad faith of political actors with vested interests. Planet earth is not an object or a subject, but a trajectory in time and space toward anti-production, entropy, perhaps extinction-cause for a new political ecology in the time of 400+ ppm of C02." -- Karen Pinkus, author of Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary
Neyrat makes an ambitious, imaginative, and provocative case against the rampant trend in the West towards techno-optimism... * Choice *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation (Meaning Systems) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top