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Matt ffytche, The Foundation of the Unconscious: Freud, Schelling and the Birth of the Modern Psyche, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011 by Benjamin Poore | Lisa Blackman, Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation, London, Sage, 2012 by Tony D. Sampson
Ben Highmore, Wendy Wheeler, Molly Anne Rothenberg, Louise Westling
REVIEWS: Cultural Studies in its Mirror Phase - Ben Highmore | Of Birds and Hands - Wendy Wheeler | The Transference in Culture - Molly Anne Rothenberg | Still Anthropocentric - Louise Westling BOOKNOTES: Erkan Ali, Sarah E. James
Jeremy Gilbert, Ben Roberts
Bernard Stiegler, Ben Roberts, Jeremy Gilbert, Mark Hayward
Nicholas Thoburn, James Graham, Keya Ganguly, Paul Bowman, Babacar M'Baye
War at the Membrane - Nicholas Thoburn | Unconsoled - James Graham | Beyond the Everyday - Keya Ganguly | Post-Cinematic Effects - Paul Bowman | Baldwin’s Atlantics - Babacar M’Baye | Resisting Deconstruction - Molly Macdonald
Wendy Wheeler, Linda Williams
The development of a new field of study is very often just as much about a creative meaning-generation, obliging us to think in new ways (to evolve one might say), as it is simply or only about the objects of study themselves.
This essay is guided by two themes that concern the complexity of the modern world and the distinction between the human and the non-human. Keeping these themes in mind I will look first at the notion of modernity and the way in which notions of crises and tensions have been deployed, before turning to one set of tensions - the relation between the human and the non-human worlds through an analysis of the developments in the technical-industrial imaginary.
As an environmental philosopher I had long been aware of dilemmas between animal ethics and ecological ethics, but now, as the manager of my own biodiversity reserve, I was facing these dilemmas in a more gut-wrenching and complex form than I had ever encountered in the classroom.
Katie Terezakis, Martha McCaughey, Lynne Pearce, Anastasia Valassopoulos
Legs in Lukács - Katie Terezakis | Medium Jam - Marta McCaughey | Feminism Untold - Lynne Pearce | Beyond Al-Jazeera - Anastasia Valassopoulos | BOOKNOTES - Jen Morgan
Ken Hirschkop, James Penney, Teresa Heffernan, Noel Castree, Chiara Certoma
No rest for the wicked - Ken Hirschkop | Outside the psy-complex - James Penney | Human thing 1 - Teresa Heffernan | Strange ecology - Noel Castree | Pink patches - Chiara Certomà | BOOKNOTES - Isabelle Hesse, Joe Darlington
This essay pursues the processes and obstacles involved in making food out of an animal. Taking kangaroos and roo meat as the object of investigation, the essay follows roo through environmentalist arguments, promotional campaigns, animal activists and decades of Skippy.