Donna Haraway: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Making String Figures with Biologies, Arts, Activisms

Donna Haraway’s new book: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene

978-0-8223-6224-1_prDonna Haraway’s new book is out in September with Duke University Press:

Description

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 Chuthulucene, 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.
One suspects it will build on the talk below, which I’ve mentioned previously:

Donna Haraway: Anthropocene vs. Worldings in the Chtulucene

This video starts without an intro to Haraway’s notion of the Chtulucene, but it can be pieced together as she discusses it in relation to the Anthropocene around the 3 minute point onwards:

Donna Haraway – SF: String Figures, Multispecies Muddles, Staying with the Trouble