[csaa-forum] Invitation: Book Launch "Extinction Studies" (Gleebooks, Saturday 3 June)

Matthew Chrulew mchrulew at gmail.com
Fri May 26 15:51:45 ACST 2017

Dear all,

Apologies for cross postings. Please see below for details of an edited
collection that Deborah Bird Rose, Thom van Dooren and I have been working
on for a few years now with a range of other great collaborators. The book
is being launch on Saturday June 3rd at Gleebooks in Sydney. If you'd like
to come along, please RSVP here: http://www.gleebooks.


Book Launch - Saturday 3 June 2017Extinction Studies: Stories of Time,
Death, and Generations
Edited by Deborah Rose Bird, Thom van Dooren, and Matthew Chrulew
To be launched by Ross Gibson, Centenary Professor in Creative & Cultural
Research, University of CanberraChaired by Jane Ulman

Studies* focuses on the entangled ecological and social dimensions of
extinction, exploring the ways in which extinction catastrophically
interrupts life-giving processes of time, death, and generations. The
volume opens up important philosophical questions about our place in, and
obligations to, a more-than-human world. Drawing on fieldwork, philosophy,
literature, history, and a range of other perspectives, each of the
chapters in this book tells a unique extinction story that explores what
extinction is, what it means, why it matters—and to whom. (Columbia
University Press webpage: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/extinction-studies/

"Extinction Studies collects haunting and haunted multivoiced stories that
echo together in a vibrant plea for an ethic of care, lucidity, and
obstinate, stammering hope. We need such stories to make us feel and think
with the unraveling of a world we inherit and share together with
innumerable entangled forms and ways of life. We need them also to
repopulate our devastated imaginations and to help us escape the twin easy
temptations of nihilist despair and blind confidence." - *Isabelle Stengers*,
author of* Cosmopolitics*

"Human-caused extinction challenges our own survival—but also our
compassion and our ability to tell stories adequate to shifting
configurations of 'us' and 'them.' This volume gathers seven fine
storytellers who show us what it means to lose or save another animal
species in an era of rapid extinctions. These are tales of passion, time,
conflict, learning, slaughter, imprisonment, and prayer. Drawing upon their
common membership in an interdisciplinary and international working group
on extinction studies, the authors show the potential of the environmental
humanities to address one of the major crises of our moment in
history." - *Anna
Tsing*, author of *Friction*

Dr Matthew Chrulew
ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin
Associate Editor, *Environmental Humanities *

*Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death, and Generations
UP, 2017) <https://cup.columbia.edu/book/extinction-studies/9780231178815>
*Foucault and Animals
<http://www.brill.com/products/book/foucault-and-animals>*(Brill, 2016)
"The Mamontogist's Tale," *Cosmos Online *28 Dec 2015
*Angelaki* 19:3, "Philosophical Ethology I: Dominique Lestel"
*Angelaki *20:2, "Philosophical Ethology II: Vinciane Despret"
*Angelaki *21:1, "Philosophical Ethology III: Roberto Marchesini"
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