After The Anthropocene

Author: Anne Fremaux
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030111202
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The environmental crisis is the most prominent challenge humanity has ever had to battle with, and humanity is currently failing. The Anthropocene—or so called ‘age of humans’—is indeed a period when the survival of humanity has never been so much at risk. This book locates itself in the field of critical green political theory. Fremaux's analysis of the current environmental crisis calls for us to embrace radical shifts in our modes of being; or, in other words, socially progressive innovations that will be described within the unique framework of "Green Republicanism." In offering a constructive and emancipatory delineation of what could be considered an ecological civilization that is respectful of its natural environment and social differences, this book describes how to shift from an ‘arrogant speciesism’ and materialistic lifestyle to a post-anthropocentric ecological humanism focusing on the ‘good life’ within ecological limits. This new political regime calls for a radical reinvention of our societies, a decentering of the humans within our metaphysical worldview, and a withdrawal of the capitalist technosphere at the benefit of the biosphere. It will require a new economic paradigm that replaces the unsustainable capitalist logic of growth by sustainable degrowth and steady economics. Rooted in ethical thinking and political philosophy, this book seeks to offer a concrete roadmap of how sustainable societies can be fostered.

Ultra Baroque

Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art San
Size: 58.41 MB
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This in-depth look at Latin American art explores the complexity of the contemporary aesthetic and cultural milieu in this vast and diverse region of the world, focusing on a critical re-reading of the Baroque in Latin America and its curious function as an important cultural metaphor. The diversity of artists represented--hailing from South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States--serves to critique and recuperate this concept of the Baroque that has become increasingly clichéd and misunderstood. With art by Ruben Ortiz Torres, Miguel Calderon, Rochelle Costi, Arturo Duclos, Carlos Garaica, Meyer Vaisman, Yishai Jusidman, Iìigo Manglano-Ovalle, La Menna Barreto and Franco Mondini Ruiz among many others, "Ultrabaroque" proposes a fresh angle on Latin American art.