From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities Special Issue June 2019


Published by Harriet Phipps

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities: Shifting the Debate Edited by Christiane Froehlich, Andrew Baldwin and Delf Rothe

“The Anthropocene epoch,” as Claire Colebrook describes it, “appears to mark as radical a shift in species awareness as Darwinian evolution effected for the nineteenth century” (Colebrook 2017). The recent outpouring of ontological speculation on the Anthropocene across the humanities and social sciences certainly testifies to such a radical shift. Dipesh Chakrabarty’s insights about the Anthropocene are emblematic (Chakrabarty 2009). The Anthropocene, he argues, marks not only the moment in which the human, Anthropos, becomes fully expressed in the Earth System, but also, paradoxically, the moment in which we lose our ability to grasp what it means to be human. The Anthropocene is scary business. One of the aims of this special issue of Mobilities on ‘Anthropocene Mobilities’ is to add to this speculative moment by positioning ‘mobility’ as a key term of reference for thinking with, through and against, the Anthropocene as either a philosophical problem, a political concept, a material condition, or an epoch of deep time ….

From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities: Shifting the Debate Edited by Christiane Froehlich (GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies), Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) and Delf Rothe (University of Hamburg)

Indigenous (im)mobilities in the Anthropocene by Sam Suliman (Griffith University), Carol Farbotko (Griffith University), Taukiei Kitara (independent), Celia McMichael (University of Melbourne), Karen McNamara (University of Queensland), Hedda Ransan-Cooper (Australian National University) and Fanny Thornton (University of Canberra)

Indigenous Mobility Traditions, Colonialism and the Anthropocene by Kyle Whyte (Michigan State University), Julia Gibson (Queen’s University, Ontario) and Jared Talley (Michigan State University)

Of (not) being neighbors: Cities, citizens and climate change in an age of migrations by Ethemcan Turhan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) and Marco Amiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology0

Of Other Movements: Nonhuman Mobility in the Anthropocene by Stefanie Fishel (University of Alabama)

And Yet It Moves! (Climate) Migration as Symptom in the Anthropocene by Giovanni Bettini (Lancaster University)

Forum 1: The Environmental Privilege of Borders in the Anthropocene  by Lisa Sun-Hee Park (University of California, Santa Barbara) and David Pellow (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Forum 2: The migrant climate: resilience, adaptation and the ontopolitics of mobility in the Anthropocene by David Chandler (University of Westminster)

Forum 3: Migrant Climate in the Kinocene by Thomas Nail (University of Denver)

Forum 4: Amphibious Architecture Beyond the Levee by Stephanie Wakefield (Florida International University)

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