Opening with the statement \u201cThe anthropocene is no time to set things straight,\u201d Stacy Alaimo puts forth potent arguments for a material feminist posthumanism in the chapters that follow.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 operating from an externalized perspective, we think, feel, and act as the very stuff of the world.
Stacy Alaimo is professor of English and director of the environmental and sustainability studies minor at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of Undomesticated Ground and Bodily Natures, the editor of Matter, and co-editor of Material Feminisms.
Contents Introduction: Dwelling in the Dissolve Part I: Posthuman Pleasures 1. This Is about Pleasure: An Ethics of Inhabiting 2. Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of "Queer" Animals Part II. Insurgent Exposure 3. The Naked Word: Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmental Protest 4. Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure Part III. Strange Agencies in Anthropocene Seas 5. Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea 6. Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves Conclusion: Thinking as the Stuff of the World Acknowledgments Notes Index