Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene
Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Sep 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902377 | 368pp | 228x139mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99
Hardback | Sep 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902360 | 368pp | 229x140mm | RFB | AUD$167.99, NZD$199.99
Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalise curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth.
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.
Essays are organised around two key figures that also serve as the publication's two openings: ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality.