Climate Change Theory

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OPEN HUMANITIES PRESS is delighted to announce the publication of two new open access books in its Critical Climate Change series:

edited by Tom Cohen (University at Albany)
Freely available here

The writers in the volume explore how the 21st century horizons that exceed any political, economic, or conceptual models alter or redefine a series of key topoi. These range from figures of sexual difference through to bioethics, care, species invasion, war, post-carbon thought, ecotechnics and time. As such, the volume is also a dossier on what metamorphoses await the legacies of “humanistic” thought in adapting to, or rethinking, the other materialities that impinge of contemporary “life as we know it.”

Introduction: Murmurations-”Climate Change” and the Defacement of Theory by Tom Cohen

  1. Time by Robert Markley
  2. Ecotechnics by J. Hillis Miller
  3. Care by Bernard Stiegler
  4. Unicity by Justin Read
  5. Scale by Timothy Clark
  6. Sexual Indifference by Claire Colebrook
  7. Nonspecies Invasion by Jason Groves
  8. Bioethics by Joanna Zylinska
  9. Post-Trauma by Catherine Malabou
  10. Ecologies of War by Mike Hill
  11. Notes Toward a Post-Carbon Philosophy by Martin McQuillan
  12. Health by Eduardo Cadava and Tom Cohen

edited by Henry Sussman (Yale University)
Freely available here

The diverse materials comprising Impasses of the Post-Global take as their starting point an interrelated, if seemingly endless, sequence of current ecological, demographic, socio-political, economic, and informational disasters. These include the contemporary discourses of climate change, ecological imbalance and despoilment, sustainability, security, economic bailout, auto-immunity, and globalization itself.

Introduction: Spills, Countercurrents, Sinks by Henry Sussman and Jason Groves

  1. Anecographics: Climate Change and “Late” Deconstruction by Tom Cohen
  2. Autopoiesis and the Planet by Bruce Clarke
  3. Of Survival: Climate Change and Uncanny Landscape in the Photography of Subhankar Banerjee by Yates McKee
  4. Global Warming as a Manifestation of Garbage by Tian Song
  5. The Physical Reality of Water Shapes by James H. Bunn
  6. Sacrifice Mimesis, and the Theorizing of Victimhood (A Speculative Essay) by Rey Chow
  7. Security: From “National” to “Homeland” … and Beyond by Samuel Weber
  8. Common Political Democracy: The Marrano Register by Alberto Moreiras
  9. Bare Life by Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
  10. Sustainability by Haun Saussy
  11. The Global Unworld: A Meditative Manifesto by Krzysztof Ziarek
  12. Bailout by Randy Martin
  13. Auto-Immunity by Henry Sussman

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