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Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene Free read ´ 5 æ En medio de una devastación ecológica en aumento constante la teórica feminista multiespecies Donna J Haraway ofrece nuevas y provocadoras maneras de reconfigurar nuestras relaciones con la tierra y sus habitantes Evita referirse a nuestrR futuros más vivibles Seguir con el problema conducido teórica y metodológicamente por el significante SF –siglas en inglés de figuras de cuerdas hechos científicos ciencia ficción feminismo especulativo fabulación especulativa y hasta ahora– consolida aún más la reputación de Haraway como una de las pensadoras más osadas y originales de nuestro tiem. Academic dissertation twaddle The language is verbose without saying much between paragraphs It's elitist by way of vocabulary and jargon

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En medio de una devastación ecológica en aumento constante la teórica feminista multiespecies Donna J Haraway ofrece nuevas y provocadoras maneras de reconfigurar nuestras relaciones con la tierra y sus habitantes Evita referirse a nuestra época actual como el Antropoceno prefiere el concepto de lo ue llama el Chthuluceno ya ue describe más y mejor nuestra épo. Although it took a little getting used to Haraway’s writing style was easier to read than I expected This is the first book of hers I’ve tackled and uotations I’d come across in the past were generally obliue to say the least I can’t remember how I discovered the existence of ‘Staying with the Trouble’ but am usually up for commentary on the concept of the Anthropocene Moreover it has a distinctive cover and I’m not above being swayed by such things The book is shorter than it looks as a good 130 pages of the total are notes bibliography and index The remaining 160 odd consist of meandering chapters on ideas of ecological regeneration through co operative coexistence between people and other living beings Haraway writes in a lyrical elliptical style with a conversational tone playing with words and freuently re stating phrases I neither loved nor hated this so found my interest in the book waxed and waned with the content The chapters are essentially structured around anecdotes some of which I found meaningful than others I most enjoyed the longest chapter ‘Sympoesis’ The titular concept seems vaguely familiar from Austral an excellent sci fi novel and Haraway goes into sufficient detail that the anecdotes become case studies They are examples of the tentacular interconnected approach to ecological understanding and regeneration through solidarity and art that she espouses I wanted to call this a philosophy but she deliberately describes it in terms of practice If I had to situate it philosophically though I’d suggest object oriented ontology as described by Timothy Morton in The Ecological Thought I didn’t find new insight into the Anthropocene as such I liked Haraway’s comment that ‘The Anthropocene marks severe discontinuities; what comes after will not be like what came before I think our job is to make the Anthropocene as shortthin as possible and to cultivate with each other in every way imaginable epochs to come that can replenish refuge’ However I was not convinced by her term ‘chthulucene’ which refers both to the Greek name of a spider and to Lovecraft’s cthulu I believe it is meant to reflect that we’re all part of the same compost heap Wasn’t that a line from Fight ClubHaraway’s slogan for this era is ‘Make Kin Not Babies’ which I have a certain amount of sympathy for A couple of my close friends have recently had babies and I like the idea of being their kin Although I don’t want any children of my own I’d like to play with and read to the children of my friends The slogan is also intended to encourage communication and solidarity between groups generally beyond nuclear families and narrow interests I found the string figures concept harder to grasp the usefulness of Chapter 5 on the unpleasant often cruel practice of deriving human oestrogen supplements from horse urine was the least satisfactory part of the book for me Probably because it really was just a personal anecdote and because I thought it was common knowledge I remember hearing about the practice as a child from an animal rescue charity Haraway recounts her much recent discovery of it to highlight how easily information can be overlooked but doesn’t draw much in the way of lessons from the experience Her conclusion seems simply to be ‘the world is complicated’ which is true but hardly novel On the other hand I liked the final chapter much

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Staying with the Trouble Making Kin in the ChthuluceneCa como auella en la ue humanos y no humanos se encuentran inextricablemente ligados en prácticas tentaculares El Chthuluceno explica Haraway reuiere sim poiesis o hacer con en lugar de auto poiesis o auto creación Aprender a seguir con el problema de vivir y morir juntos en una tierra herida favorecerá un tipo de pensamiento ue otorgará los medios para construi. If you read this book while doing drugs Donna Haraway's dog will physically manifest in your living room and lecture you about the sympoeitic relation of colonial masculinity carrier pigeons and the military industrial complexI'm not sure if this lose collection of essays and speculative fiction just keeps making the same kind of wonky kind of obvious point or if it went all over my head not my cup of tea