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Manufactured Uncertainty
Manufactured Uncertainty (November 2020)
Implications for Climate Change Skepticism
Lorraine Code - Author

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

In this provocative work, Lorraine Code returns to the idea of “epistemic responsibility,” as developed in her influential 1987 book of the same name, to confront the telling new challenges we now face to know the world with some sense of responsibilit...(Read More)
 
 
Garbage in Popular Culture
Garbage in Popular Culture (October 2020)
Consumption and the Aesthetics of Waste
Mehita Iqani - Author

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

Garbage in Popular Culture is the first book to explicitly link media discourse, consumer culture, and the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society. It makes an original contribution to the areas of consumer culture studies, visual culture, media and communications, and cultural theory through a critical analysis of the ways in w...(Read More)
 
 
A World Not Made for Us
A World Not Made for Us (September 2020)
Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy
Keith R. Peterson - Author

Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy

In A World Not Made for Us, Keith R. Peterson provides a broad reassessment of the field of environmental philosophy, taking a fresh and critical look at three classical problems of environmentalism: the intrinsic value of nature, the need for an ecological worldview, and a n...(Read More)
 
 
E-Co-Affectivity
E-Co-Affectivity (April 2020)
Exploring Pathos at Life’s Material Interfaces
Marjolein Oele - Author

Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.

E-Co-Affectivity is a philosophical investigation of affectivity in various forms of life: photosynthesis and growth in plants, touch and trauma in bird feathers, the ontogenesis of human life through the placenta, the bare interface of human skin, and the porous materiality of soil. Combining biology, phenomenology, Ancient Greek thought,...(Read More)
 
 
Waste Not
Waste Not (December 2019)
A Jewish Environmental Ethic
Tanhum S. Yoreh - Author

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, is considered to be an ecological ethical principle by contemporary Jewish environmentalists. Waste Not provides a comprehensive intellectual history of t...(Read More)
 
 
Earthly Encounters
Earthly Encounters (September 2019)
Sensation, Feminist Theory, and the Anthropocene
Stephanie D. Clare - Author

A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.

Earthly Encounters develops a fuller account of the lived experience of racialized gender formation as it exists on this planet, earth. It analyzes sensations: the chill of winter, the warm embrace of the wind, the feeling of being immersed in water, and a stifling sense of c...(Read More)
 
 
The Imagination of Plants
The Imagination of Plants (July 2019)
A Book of Botanical Mythology
Matthew Hall - Author

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

Plants have a remarkable mythology dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks to contemporary Indigenous cultures, human beings have told colorful and enriching stories that have presented plants as sensitive, communicative, and intelligent. This book explores the myri...(Read More)
 
 
Face to Face with Animals
Face to Face with Animals (May 2019)
Levinas and the Animal Question
Peter Atterton - Editor
Tamra Wright - Editor

Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.

This is the first volume of primary and secondary source material dedicated solely to the animal question in Levinas. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including the recent discovery and digitization of the original French recording of an interview with Levinas that took place in 1986, it seeks to give fresh impetus to the debate surround...(Read More)
 
 
The Distortion of Nature's Image
The Distortion of Nature's Image (April 2019)
Reification and the Ecological Crisis
Damian Gerber - Author

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

The global ecological crisis is upon us. From global warming to the long-term implications of ocean acidification, air and water pollution, deforestation, and the omnipresent dangers of nuclear technology the future of our planetary home is threatened. Yet in the midst of the unfolding crisis, the conventional ideologies of the twentiet...(Read More)
 
 
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature (January 2019)
Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene
Andy Scerri - Author

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

In Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature, Andy Scerri offers a comprehensive overview of the critical theory project from the 1960s to the present, refracted through the lens of US politics and the Amer...(Read More)
 
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