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ExposedEnvironmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times$
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Stacy Alaimo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816621958

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001

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This Is about Pleasure

This Is about Pleasure

An Ethics of Inhabiting

(p.17) 1 This Is about Pleasure

Stacy Alaimo

University of Minnesota Press

The first chapter considers domestic space as the defining container for the Western “human,” a bounded space wrought by delusions of safety, fed by consumerism, and fueled by nationalist fantasies. It advocates instead, by way of poetry, science fiction, and landscape art an ethics of inhabiting that revels in the pleasure of becoming with that radical otherness known as “nature.”

Keywords:   Environmentalism, Nonhumanism, Cultural Studies, Posthumanism, Poetry, Science fiction, Art, Western identity, Human identity, Nature

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