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By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen


Emphasizing sustainability, stability, and the common, eco-friendly dominates our puzzling over ecology like no different colour. What in regards to the catastrophic, the disruptive, the inaccessible, and the over the top? What of the ocean’s turbulence, the fecundity of excrement, the solitude of an iceberg, multihued contaminations? Prismatic Ecology strikes past the accustomed eco-friendly readings of ecotheory and maps a colourful international of ecological possibility.

In a chain of associated essays that span position, time, and self-discipline, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen brings jointly writers who illustrate the colourful worlds shaped through colours. equipped by means of the constitution of a prism, every one bankruptcy explores the arrival into lifestyles of nonanthropocentric ecologies. “Red” engages websites of animal violence, apocalyptic emergence, and activism; “Maroon” follows the aurora borealis to the a ways North and beholds in its shimmering replacement modes of global composition; “Chartreuse” is a meditation on postsustainability and risk inside chic extra; “Grey” is the colour of the undead; “Ultraviolet” is a in all probability deadly strength that opens vistas past humanly identified nature.

Featuring validated and rising students from various disciplines, this quantity provides a collaborative imagining of what a more-than-green ecology bargains. whereas highlighting serious methods now not but universal inside ecotheory, the contributions stay various and canopy a number subject matters together with materiality, the inhuman, and the organisation of items. when it comes to colour, Cohen publications readers via a mirrored image of an basically advanced and disordered universe and demonstrates the spectrum as an unfinishable totality, continually in far more than what a human perceives.

Contributors: Stacy Alaimo, U of Texas at Arlington; Levi R. Bryant, Collin collage; Lowell Duckert, West Virginia U; Graham Harman, American U in Cairo; Bernd Herzogenrath, Goethe U of Frankfurt; Serenella Iovino, U of Turin, Italy; Eileen A. pleasure; Robert McRuer, George Washington U; Tobias Menely, Miami U; Steve Mentz, St. John’s U, manhattan urban; Timothy Morton, Rice U; Vin Nardizzi, U of British Columbia; Serpil Oppermann, Hacettepe U, Ankara; Margaret Ronda, Rutgers U; Will Stockton, Clemson U; Allan Stoekl, Penn nation U; Ben Woodard; Julian Yates, U of Delaware.

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