Forces of Reproduction
Notes for a Counter-Hegemonic Anthropocene
- Author: Stefania Barca, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
The concept of Anthropocene has been incorporated within a hegemonic narrative that represents 'Man' as the dominant geological force of our epoch, emphasizing the destruction and salvation power of industrial technologies. This Element develops a counter-hegemonic narrative based on the perspective of earthcare labour – or the 'forces of reproduction'. It brings to the fore the historical agency of reproductive and subsistence workers as those subjects that, through both daily practices and organized political action, take care of the biophysical conditions for human reproduction, thus keeping the world alive. Adopting a narrative justice approach, and placing feminist political ecology right at the core of its critique of the Anthropocene storyline, this Element offers a novel and timely contribution to the environmental humanities.
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- Date Published: November 2020
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108880428
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Table of Contents
2. A master's narrative
3. Undoing the Anthropocene
5. Epilogue. Within and beyond the Covid19 pandemic.
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