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[PDF] Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey – serv3.3pub.co.uk [EPUB] ✴ Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey – Serv3.3pub.co.uk In an era of global warming natural disasters endangered species and devastating pollution contemporary writing on the environment largely focuses on doomsday scenarios Eben Kirksey suggests we reject In an era of global warming natural disasters endangered species and devastating pollution contemporary writing on the environment largely focuses on doomsday scenarios Eben Kirksey suggests we reject such apocalyptic thinking and instead find possibilities in the wreckage of ongoing disasters as symbiotic associations of opportunistic plants animals and microbes are flourishing in unexpected places Emergent Ecologies uses artwork and contemporary philosophy to illustrate hopeful opportunities and reframe key problems in conservation biology such as invasive species extinction environmental management and reforestation Following the flight of capital and nomadic forms of life—through fragmented landscapes of Panama Costa Rica and the United States—Kirksey explores how chance encounters historical accidents and parasitic invasions have shaped present and future multispecies communities New generations of thinkers and tinkerers are learning how to care for emergent ecological assemblages—involving frogs fungal pathogens ants monkeys people and plants—by seeding them nurturing them protecting them and ultimately letting go .


3 thoughts on “Emergent Ecologies

  1. Tyler Thompson Tyler Thompson says:

    Emergent Ecologies by Eben Kirksey is a work of multispecies ethnography that marrying ecology with anthropology seeks to look at the way life is thriving in landscapes generally thought of as forsaken to climate change Examining ants in Panama macaues in Florida and a menagerie of many other colorful species relations Kirksey paints a future for conservation science that dismissing the popular apocalyptic narratives of current ecology looks for the light at the end of the tunnel in the ways in which novel ecosystems are emerging in a shattered worldWitty engrossing and insightful Kirksey’s ethnography has many of the positives of the discipline with few of the negatives Though it still errs than I would like on the side of abstract academia we get it you’ve read a lot of French dudes I managed to juxtapose this with entertaining and informative thick description and a language that allows one to grasp its arcane concepts with relative ease even if they are not familiar with them Get past the jargon and this book will change the way you look at be current climate crises plaguing our planet I know it changed perspectives for me


  2. Ajk Ajk says:

    I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this It presents itself as a very dry biological text except also with uotations of Sloterdijk It looks intimidatingBut after the first few pages Kirksey brings a lot of himself into it to try and create this optimistic view of post apocalyptic life What sorts of creatures will survive? Where will creatures survive? Will humans be one of those creatures? It's a work of extraordinary empathy that shows how to understand ant life monkey life and just kinda likelifeThis may sound very new agey but Kirksey is well versed in rigorous science and colonial critiue which is necessary since the book is largely based in Panama and Costa Rica He does a good job balancing readability – especially for laypeople like me – and academic argumentIt's a great book to plan for life after life starts to get weird and bad And that counts as a ringing endorsement I believe


  3. Gabe Gabe says:

    a brilliant mashup of ethnography memoir biological research and new materialist theorizations of various organisms adapting to human compromised environments Kirksey takes fieldwork and unpacks it through the work of Donna Haraway Isabelle Stengers Bruno Latour Karen Barad Jacues Derrida and many this book pointed me to Anna Tsing's simultaneously spiteful yet hopeful refrain ruins are now our gardens a uote taken from a Tsing paper appearing in an anthology Kirksey also edited The Multispecies Salon


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