Staying with the Trouble Book

Staying with the Trouble


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373780

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Staying with the Trouble Excerpt :

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Staying with the Trouble Book

Staying with the Trouble


  • Author : Donna Jeanne Haraway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Human ecology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0822362147

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Staying with the Trouble Excerpt :

Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.

Staying with the Trouble Book

Staying with the Trouble


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0822362244

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Staying with the Trouble Excerpt :

Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.

Staying with the Trouble Book

Staying with the Trouble


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0822362244

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Staying with the Trouble Excerpt :

Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.

Manifestly Haraway Book

Manifestly Haraway


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452950136

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Manifestly Haraway Excerpt :

Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges—of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location—are increasingly complex. The subsequent “Companion Species Manifesto,” which further questions the human–nonhuman disjunction, is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization. Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway’s thought, whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. Reading cyborgs and companion species through and with each other, Haraway and Wolfe join in a wide-ranging exchange on the history and meaning of the manifestos in the context of biopolitics, feminism, Marxism, human–nonhuman relationships, making kin, literary tropes, material semiotics, the negative way of knowing, secular Catholicism, and more. The conversation ends by revealing the early stages of Haraway’s “Chthulucene Manifesto,” in tension with the teleologies of the doleful Anthropocene and the exterminationist Capitalocene. Deeply dedicated to a diverse and robust earthly flourishing, Manifestly Haraway promises to reignite needed discussion in and out of the academy about biologies, technologies, histories, and still possible futures.

When Species Meet Book
Score: 4
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When Species Meet


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 1452913536

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When Species Meet Excerpt :

In 2006, about 69 million U.S. households had pets, giving homes to around 73.9 million dogs, 90.5 million cats, and 16.6 million birds, and spending more than 38 billion dollars on companion animals. As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of “companion species”—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies—includes much more than “companion animals.” In When Species Meet, Donna J. Haraway digs into this larger phenomenon to contemplate the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic. At the heart of the book are her experiences in agility training with her dogs Cayenne and Roland, but Haraway’s vision here also encompasses wolves, chickens, cats, baboons, sheep, microorganisms, and whales wearing video cameras. From designer pets to lab animals to trained therapy dogs, she deftly explores philosophical, cultural, and biological aspects of animal–human encounters. In this deeply personal yet intellectually groundbreaking work, Haraway develops the idea of companion species, those who meet and break bread together but not without some indigestion. “A great deal is at stake in such meetings,” she writes, “and outcomes are not guaranteed. There is no assured happy or unhappy ending-socially, ecologically, or scientifically. There is only the chance for getting on together with some grace.” Ultimately, she finds that respect, curiosity, and knowledge spring from animal–human associations and work powerfully against ideas about human exceptionalism.

Donna Haraway s A Cyborg Manifesto Book

Donna Haraway s A Cyborg Manifesto


  • Author : Rebecca Pohl
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429818714

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Donna Haraway s A Cyborg Manifesto Excerpt :

Haraway’s ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ is a key postmodern text and is widely taught in many disciplines as one of the first texts to embrace technology from a leftist and feminist perspective using the metaphor of the cyborg to champion socialist, postmodern, and anti-identitarian politics. Until Haraway’s work, few feminists had turned to theorizing science and technology and thus her work quite literally changed the terms of the debate. This article continues to be seen as hugely influential in the field of feminism, particularly postmodern, materialist, and scientific strands. It is also a precursor to cyberfeminism and posthumanism and perhaps anticipates the development of digital humanities.

Women Who Make a Fuss Book

Women Who Make a Fuss


  • Author : Isabelle Stengers
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937561406

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Women Who Make a Fuss Excerpt :

Virginia Woolf, to whom university admittance had been forbidden, watched the universities open their doors. Though she was happy that her sisters could study in university libraries, she cautioned women against joining the procession of educated men and being co-opted into protecting a “civilization” with values alien to women. Now, as Woolf’s disloyal (unfaithful) daughters, who have professional positions in Belgian universities, Isabelle Stengers and Vinciane Despret, along with a collective of women scholars in Belgium and France, question their academic careers and reexamine the place of women and their role in thinking, both inside and outside the university. They urge women to heed Woolf’s cry—Think We Must—and to always make a fuss about injustice, cruelty, and arrogance.

Primate Visions Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Primate Visions


  • Author : Donna J. Haraway
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136608148

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Primate Visions Excerpt :

Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of heterosexuality in primate research.

How to Make Art at the End of the World Book

How to Make Art at the End of the World


  • Author : Natalie Loveless
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Arts
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1478004029

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How to Make Art at the End of the World Excerpt :

Natalie Loveless examines the institutionalization of artistic research-creation--a scholarly activity that considers art practices as research methods in their own right--and its significance to North American higher education.

Against Purity Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Against Purity


  • Author : Alexis Shotwell
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452953045

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Against Purity Excerpt :

The world is in a terrible mess. It is toxic, irradiated, and full of injustice. Aiming to stand aside from the mess can produce a seemingly satisfying self-righteousness in the scant moments we achieve it, but since it is ultimately impossible, individual purity will always disappoint. Might it be better to understand complexity and, indeed, our own complicity in much of what we think of as bad, as fundamental to our lives? Against Purity argues that the only answer—if we are to have any hope of tackling the past, present, and future of colonialism, disease, pollution, and climate change—is a resounding yes. Proposing a powerful new conception of social movements as custodians for the past and incubators for liberated futures, Against Purity undertakes an analysis that draws on theories of race, disability, gender, and animal ethics as a foundation for an innovative approach to the politics and ethics of responding to systemic problems. Being against purity means that there is no primordial state we can recover, no Eden we have desecrated, no pretoxic body we might uncover through enough chia seeds and kombucha. There is no preracial state we could access, no erasing histories of slavery, forced labor, colonialism, genocide, and their concomitant responsibilities and requirements. There is no food we can eat, clothes we can buy, or energy we can use without deepening our ties to complex webbings of suffering. So, what happens if we start from there? Alexis Shotwell shows the importance of critical memory practices to addressing the full implications of living on colonized land; how activism led to the official reclassification of AIDS; why we might worry about studying amphibians when we try to fight industrial contamination; and that we are all affected by nuclear reactor meltdowns. The slate has never been clean, she reminds us, and we can’t wipe off the surface to start fresh—there’s no fresh to start. But, Shotwell argues, hope found in a kind of dist

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Book

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet


  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452954493

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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Excerpt :

Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize 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. The essays are organized 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. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
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The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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The Book Thief Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Ghost Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Ghost


  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481450164

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Ghost Excerpt :

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.