The Material Kinship Reader
|C. Edwards; K. Dittel eds.
Spanning fiction and theory, this collection of texts brings words into dialogue with an aesthetic proposition. What does it mean to acknowledge one’s closeness to, involvement in, or even kinship with the material world? And what does it mean to question family structures and dwell in other possibilities of kin-making? ‘The Material Kinship Reader’ addresses material extraction histories and social relations that frame much of contemporary life. From colonial conquest to climate collapse, these are toxic and tender stories of interdependence among all creatures. With contributions by Sara Ahmed, Kim TallBear, Steven Millhauser, Hana Pera Aoake, Ursula K. Le Guin, and more.
|480 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English