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Resisting anthropocene neoliberalism: Towards new materialist commoning?

Grear, Anna ORCID: 2020. Resisting anthropocene neoliberalism: Towards new materialist commoning? Grear, Anna and Bollier, David, eds. The Great Awakening: New Modes of Life Amidst Capitalist Ruins, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Punctum Press, pp. 317-356.

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This chapter argues that New Materialist thought offers an important contribution to the power of commoning as a form of onto-insurgency. The chapter introduces commons, commoning and the idea of “nature” as a fractious frontline between opposing forms of ontological politics, positioning the urgency of such politics against the horizon of the Anthropocene-Capitalocene. What might it mean, against such a horizon, to embrace non-human actants as commoners? In particular, might the attentiveness generated by New Materialist approaches produce ways of living against the deadening objectifications performed by neoliberalism? The chapter concludes that New Materialism offers a critically informed, injustice-sensitive grounding for commons ontology, and presents a rich ground for imaginative forms of onto-insurgency in an age of systematic oppression.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Punctum Press
ISBN: 9781953035080
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 May 2019
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 08:29

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