Stephen Muecke is an emeritus professor of ethnography at UNSW. Recent books are Latour and the Humanities, edited with Rita Felski, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020 and The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo Future in North-West Australia, co-authored with Paddy Roe, Rowman and Littlefield International 2021.
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Saltfish: Ecologies of Creative Processes
Inspired by the award-winning short film, How to Make Saltfish (2021), by Paul Bell and Stephen Pigram, the Posthumanities research group at Flinders University in Adelaide got to work writing this essay, collectively, more-than-humanly.
Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth
by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (eds.)
The MIT Press
Published October 2020
Tree Tops to Bedrock
But Latour’s version of politics means not treating non-human agents as mere externalities, as in, we used to think that the weather had nothing to do with politics. But now the changing weather, reacting to what we have done with carbon, is a revolutionary agent. It is arguably the most important political actor of the last few decades, in that we can’t afford not to calculate its effects: bringing down national leaders, changing voting patterns, defunding scientific expertise and the arts, everything.
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The Children’s Country. Creation of a Goolarabooloo Future in North-West Australia
by Stephen Muecke and Paddy Roe
Rowman & Littlefield
Published November 2020