C.S. Holling’s contributions to ecological thinking

Donna Haraway on the Anthropocene, capital and things yet to come

This video is a short introduction to Haraway’s recent thinking. It includes a fairly extensive argument against the Gaia Hypothesis that is again increasing in popularity in political ecology thanks to Latour’s Gifford Lectures last year.

Panel on ethics, values and the environment

With Michael D. Jackson, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Lawrence Buell, Michael Zimmerman, Bron Taylor, and Donald Worster

China Miéville: The Limits of Utopia

Lois McNay: political ontologies and radical democracy

Just getting a chance to sit down with The Misguided Search for the Political. Quite interesting so far – as is this lecture on Nancy Fraser by McNay:

Dipesh Chakrabarty – Beyond Capital: Climate change and the problem of scale

Because who doesn’t want more theory on the “ontological turn”?

This is from the latest issue of HAU and has the text from quite a few topics covered at the Anthropology meetings last December from Latour, Descola, Sahlins, Fischer and others.


Colloquia: The ontological French turn, edited by John Kelly

Introduction: The ontological turn in French philosophical anthropology PDF
John D. Kelly 259-269
Modes of being and forms of predication PDF
Philippe Descola 271-280
On the ontological scheme of Beyond nature and culture PDF
Marshall Sahlins 281-290
Diagrams PDF
Mauro W. Barbosa de Almeida 291-294
The grid and the tree: Reply to Marshall Sahlins’ comment PDF
Philippe Descola 295-300
Another way to compose the common world PDF
Bruno Latour 301-307
From Latour to late industrialism PDF
Kim Fortun 309-329
The lightness of existence and the origami of “French” anthropology: Latour, Descola, Viveiros de Castro, Meillassoux, and their so-called ontological turn PDF
Michael M. J. Fischer 331-355
The ontological turn: Where are we? PDF
John D. Kelly

Kate Raworth: what’s missing in macroeconomics?

Every so often wordpress won’t embed certain types of files, so if Kate Raworth’s new video doesn’t appear below, you can view it on her site here.

There are a number of others from the same conference by Tim Jackson, George Monbiot and others that you can watch here.

Hyperobject reviews

I mentioned previously Tim Morton’s book, Hyperobjects (also includes an interview), published by Minnesota Press. Now a few reviews are starting to pop up. Some more positive, like this one in the Glasgow Review. Others much less so, like this one from Ursula Heise in Critical Inquiry.

Plasticine in Progress: innovation in plastics and the Anthropocene