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    Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime – Book Review

Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime – Book Review

Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime. Bruno Latour (trans. by Catherine Porter). Polity Press. 2017.

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Hesiod’s Theogony recounts the genesis of Gaia as the Earth, a feminised primordial deity who simultaneously emerges with Eros and Tartarus out of the antecedent void of Chaos to become ‘the ever-sure foundations of the deathless ones who hold the […]

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    The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable – Book Review

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable – Book Review

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable. Amitav Ghosh. University of Chicago Press. 2016.

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It is difficult to confront the spectre of climate change without a sense of incipient doom. At times this existential malady seems best personified in Jean-Paul Sartre’s play Huis Clos (No Exit), in which three condemned characters, incarcerated in hell, face an […]