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Neue materialismen, "environmentalism" und mehr-als-menschliches leben

Neue materialismen, "environmentalism" und mehr-als-menschliches leben

Lemm, Vanessa ORCID: 0000-0002-8444-0470 and Vatter, Miguel (2023) Neue materialismen, "environmentalism" und mehr-als-menschliches leben. In: Hoppe, Katharina, Rueppel, Jonas, Von Verschuer, Frankziska and Voigt, Thorsten H., (eds.) Leben Regieren: Natur, Technologie und Gessellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt & New York, pp. 267-291. ISBN 978-3593517636; 978-3593454894; 978-3593454887; 3593454890

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The humanities and the social sciences are currently in the midst of taking a “planetary” turn as they try to come to terms with the causes and effects of climate change and ecological catastrophe. As Bruno Latour and Peter Sloterdijk have pointed out, the shift from a perspective that is “global” to one that is “planetary” entails a meta-discourse not only on “globes” but, more primordially, on “spheres”. In particular, what poses a crucial problem is how to think critically about the interaction of the bio-sphere with the techno-sphere in the Anthropocene, not forgetting that the concept of the Anthropocene itself has undergone severe critique from the perspective of multi-species ethnology as well as de-colonial discourses. To address this problem of spheres, two distinct discursive fields stand out as being particularly helpful: on the one hand, “science and technology studies,” and in particular the group congregating around “new materialisms” where Rosi Braidotti and Karen Barad are crucial figures, and on the other “biopolitics” as this emerged first thanks to Michel Foucault and later in the Italian variants associated with Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmentalism; materialism; Thomas Lemke; Foucault; planetary and plant turn
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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