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Stacy Alaimo: Hurricanes, Popsicles and Plankton: the Hybrid Ecologies of Bodily Natures
Hurricanes, Popsicles and Plankton: the Hybrid Ecologies of Bodily Natures
(p. 111 – 123)

Stacy Alaimo

Hurricanes, Popsicles and Plankton: the Hybrid Ecologies of Bodily Natures

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  • art theory
  • ecology
  • contemporary art
  • global ecology

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Stacy Alaimo

is Professor of English and Core Faculty Member in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her books include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (2010), and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times (2016). She co-edited Material Feminisms (2008) with Susan J. Hekman, and edited the 28-chapter volume Matter (2016) in the Gender series of Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks Alaimo is currently writing the book entitled Composing Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss and co-editing a book series at Duke UP called "Elements."
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Marietta Kesting (ed.), Maria Muhle (ed.), ...: Hybrid Ecologies

The notion of ecology not only figures centrally in current debates around climate change, but also traverses contemporary discourses in the arts, the humanities, and the social and techno sciences. In its present reformulation it refers to the multi-layered and multi-dimensional nexus of reciprocities between living processes, technological and media practices, i.e. to the complex relations of human and nonhuman agents. The book Hybrid Ecologies understands ecology as an ambivalent notion, whose multivalence opens up new fields of action and yet, thanks precisely to this openness and vast applicability, at the same time raises questions not least concerning its genealogy. The interdisciplinary contributions seek to explore the political and social effects that a rethinking of community in ecological and thus also in biopolitical terms may provoke, and which consequences the contemporary notion of ecology might entail for artistic and design practices in particular. The present publication is the result of the fifth annual program of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies, which was conceived in cooperation with the Chair of Philosophy | Aesthetic Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.