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Legal imaginaries and the Anthropocene: ‘of’ and ‘for’

Grear, Anna ORCID: 2020. Legal imaginaries and the Anthropocene: ‘of’ and ‘for’. Law and Critique 31 , pp. 351-366. 10.1007/s10978-020-09275-7

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This reflection contrasts the dominant imaginary underlying ‘law of the Anthropocene’ with an imaginary reaching towards ‘law/s for the Anthropocene’. It does so primarily by contrasting two imaginaries of human embodiment —law’s existing imaginary of quasi-disembodiment and an alternative imaginary of embodiment as co-woven with the lively incipiencies and tendencies of matter. It draws on ‘transcorporeality’ and ‘sympoiesis’ as inspiration for ‘sympoeitic normativities’ as ways of co-living and co-organizing in the face of the catastrophic implications of the Anthropocene emergency.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0957-8536
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 August 2020
Date of Acceptance: 14 July 2020
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 08:29

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