Staying with the Trouble
Staying with the Trouble
Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Donna J. Haraway

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices.

The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Title Staying with the Trouble
Subtitle Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Author Donna J. Haraway
Publisher Duke University Press
Title First Published 09 September 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0822362244
ISBN-13 9780822362241
Publication Date 09 September 2016
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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