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Aesthetic Economies of Growth; Energy, Value, and the Work of Culture After Oil offers a cultural history of energy after the industrialization of fossil fuels. My argument is that the political economy of fossil fuels, and the climate change it generates, is anchored to energy’s aesthetic...
Abstract Written in an era that is witnessing an epistemic shift through which human health is increasingly being geneticized by North American science and medical institutions, this dissertation interrogates the discourses that make such a shift—and all of its material repercussions—possible....
Precarity and the Historicity of the Present: American Literature and Culture from Long Boom to Long DownturnDownload
Precarity and the Historicity of the Present provides a cultural history of rising precarity in the postwar US. I define precarity as a concept of the interregnumâprecarity names the stretched-out moment of generalized decline currently unfolding as a crisis of social reproduction writ...
The Anthropocene, the idea that modern humans have the capability to change the environment on geological scales, has grown to prominence as a fashionable method of framing human-driven climate change. Popular across academic disciplines, the Anthropocene has also inspired debates within the...
This study considers the relation between the intellectual character of labour’s political leadership and the phenomenon of authoritarianism in Marxism’s political history. It focuses on the European labour movement in the period between the founding of the International Workingmen’s Association...
This doctoral dissertation investigates potential political shifts introduced by the post-industrialization of Western societies. After a genealogical analysis that explains why the dimension of the technological has become an increasingly important site of politics for Marxist theory in the...