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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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The Naked Word

The Naked Word

Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmental Protest

(p.65) 3 The Naked Word

Stacy Alaimo

University of Minnesota Press

The third chapter examines the significance of naked protest movements, arguing that by disrobing, they momentarily cast off the boundaries of the human. This allows for the imaging of corporeality not as a ground of static substance but as a place of possible connections, interconnections, actions, and ethical becomings. Exposing themselves, they dramatize how the material interchanges between human bodies, geographical places, and vast networks of power provoke ethical and political actions.

Keywords:   Environmentalism, Nonhumanism, Cultural Studies, Posthumanism, Materialism, Protest movements, Nudity, Ethical action, Political action

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