Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World

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Abstract

In Animate Planet Kath Weston shows how new intimacies between humans, animals, and their surroundings are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them, one synthetic chemical, radioactive isotope, and megastorm at a time. Visceral sensations, she finds, are vital to this process, which yields a new animism in which humans and "the environment" become thoroughly entangled. In case studies on food, water, energy, and climate from the United States, India, and Japan, Weston approaches the new animism as both a symptom of our times and an analytic with the potential to open paths to new and forgotten ways of living.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDurham, NC
PublisherDuke University Press
Number of pages264
ISBN (Electronic)9780822373827
ISBN (Print)9780822362326, 9780822362104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
PublisherDuke University Press

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