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An anthropogenic table of elements : experiments in the fundamental / edited by Timothy Neale, Courtney Addison, Thao Phan.

Other author/creatorNeale, Timothy, editor.
Other author/creatorAddison, Courtney, editor.
Other author/creatorPhan, Thao, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2022]
Descriptionvi, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Technoscience & society
Abstract "An Anthropogenic Table of Elements provides a contemporary rethinking of Dmitri Mendeleev's periodic table of elements, bringing together "elemental" stories to reflect on everyday life in the Anthropocene. Concise and engaging, this book provides stories of scale, toxicity, and temporality that extrapolate on ideas surrounding ethics, politics, and materiality that are fundamental to this contemporary moment. Examining elemental objects and forces, including carbon, mould, cheese, ice, and viruses, the contributors question what elemental forms are still waiting to emerge and what political possibilities of justice and environmental reparation they might usher into the world as they do so. Bringing together anthropologists, historians, and media studies scholars, this book tests a range of possible ways to tabulate and narrate the elemental as a way to bring into view fresh discussion on material constitutions and, thereby, new ethical stances, responsibilities, and power relations. In doing so, An Anthropogenic Table of Elements demonstrates through elementality that even the smallest and humblest stories are capable of powerful effects and vast journeys across time and space."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Other formsIssued also in electronic format.
Issued in other formOnline version: Anthropogenic table of elements. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2022 1487563590 9781487563592
ISBN9781487563578 (paper)
ISBN9781487563561 (cloth)

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