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Exposed
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“The anthropocene is no time to set things straight.” So begins Stacy Alaimo in her introduction to Exposed. In the chapters that follow, Alaimo puts forth potent arguments for a material feminist posthumanism.

From trans-species art and queer animals to naked protesting and scientific accounts of fishy humans, Exposed argues for feminist posthumanism immersed in strange agencies and scale-shifting ethics. Including such divergent topics as landscape art, ocean ecologies, and plastic activism, Alaimo explores our environmental predicaments to better understand feminist occupations of transcorporeal subjectivity. She puts scientists, activists, artists, writers, and theorists in conversation, revealing that the state of the planet in the twenty-first century has radically transformed ethics, politics, and what it means to be human. Ultimately, Exposed calls for an environmental stance in which, rather than approaching from an externalized perspective, we think, feel, and act as the very stuff of the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Dwelling in the Dissolve
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I. Posthuman Pleasures
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. 1. This Is about Pleasure: An Ethics of Inhabiting
  2. pp. 17-40
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  1. 2. Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of “Queer” Animals
  2. pp. 41-62
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  1. Part II. Insurgent Exposure
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. 3. The Naked Word: Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmental Protest
  2. pp. 65-90
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  1. 4. Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure
  2. pp. 91-108
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  1. Part III. Strange Agencies in Anthropocene Seas
  2. pp. 109-110
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  1. 5. Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea
  2. pp. 111-142
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  1. 6. Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves
  2. pp. 143-168
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  1. Conclusion: Thinking as the Stuff of the World
  2. pp. 169-188
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 189-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-242
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  1. About the Author
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