Policy Press

Ecological Reparation

Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict

Edited by Dimitris Papadopoulos, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Maddalena Tacchetti

Published

Dec 1, 2023

Page count

462 pages

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Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529239553

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 1, 2023

Page count

462 pages

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Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529239546

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 1, 2023

Page count

462 pages

Browse the series

Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529239577

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Dec 1, 2023

Page count

462 pages

Browse the series

Dis-positions: Troubling Methods and Theory in STS

ISBN

978-1529239577

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Ecological Reparation

How do we engage with the threat of social and environmental degradation while creating and maintaining liveable and just worlds? Researchers from diverse backgrounds unpack this question through a series of original and committed contributions to this wide-ranging volume. The authors explore practices of repairing damaged ecologies across different locations and geographies and offer innovative insights for the conservation, mending, care and empowerment of human and nonhuman ecologies. This ground-breaking collection establishes ecological reparation as an urgent and essential topic of public and scholarly debate.

“This is an inspiring call for creative and careful experimentation to reimagine and recraft possibilities for shared life in difficult times.” Thom van Dooren, University of Sydney

"As fossil capitalism ravages the planet, foregrounding resistant acts of ecological reparation is critical in imagining and realizing system change – to which this book contributes with global reach and interdisciplinary scope." T.J. Demos, University of California, Santa Cruz

"… an expansive and compelling collection, by world-leading and emergent scholars, of the critical importance of ecology and relationality in both theorizing reparative justice and detailing practices of hopeful care." Mark Jackson, University of Bristol

Dimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Nottingham. Maria Puig de la Bellacasa is Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Maddalena Tacchetti is Lecturer at the School of Business and Creative Industries at the University of the West of Scotland.

Introduction : Dimitris Papadopoulos, María Puig De La Bellacasa and Maddalena Tacchetti

Part 1: Depletion: Resurgence

Soil Repair Practices As Decolonial Healing? - Naomi Millner

Equivocal Reparations: The Labor of Sustainability in Extreme Environments - Manuel Tironi

Part 2: Erasing: Listening

Time(s) to Listen: A Collection of Asynchronous Experiences - Jaime Patarroyo

On the Air’s Political Ecologies - Nerea Calvillo

Climate Change and Landscape Futures: Infrastructural Reimagining and the Politics of Repair in Extractive Zones - Patrick Bresnihan

Part 3: Deskilling: Experimenting

Pastures for Life: Practices and Affects in the Reconfiguring of Dairy and Beef Farming - Claire Waterton

Nurturing Capabilities to Reconcile Nature and Infrastructures: DIY Visions, Circular Imagination and Data Ecologies for the Transition to Sustainability - Atsuro Morita

The Cosmoecological Workshop: Or, How to Philosophise With a Hammer - Martin Savransky

Part 4: Contaminating: Cohabiting

Repairing Soils: Mending With Microbes, Plants and Mushrooms - Ursula Münster and Daniel Münster

Multispecies Mending From Micro to Macro: Microbiomes, Industrial Ecosystems, and Ecologies of Participation - Eleanor Hadley Kershaw

Conspiring, Drawing Breath Together - Timothy Choy

Part 5: Enclosing: Reclaiming Land

Relation, Resistance and Repair: Zapatista Environmental Education and Research - Emma Cardwell;

Agroecology as a Politics of Matter - Andrea Ghelfi

Nothingness and the Anthropocene/Capitalocene: Absences, Survival, Flourishing ~ Juan Camilo Cajigas

Part 6: Loss: Recollecting

Travelling Memories: Re-Paring the Past in Secure Psychiatric Care - Steve Brown

The Consolation of Things - Leila Dawney

Infrastructural Repair: Crafting Reparation and Solidarity in Post-Accord Colombia - Fredy Mora Gámez

Part 7: Representing: Self-Governing

Commons-Based Mending Ecology - Doina Petrescu

Transversal Tales of Mending From a Workers’ Recuperated Factory - Marco Checchi

Affected Streets: Towards a Mongrel-Quiltro Politics - Cristóbal Bonelli and Marisol De La Cadena

Part 8: Isolating: Weaving

(Un)making Ecologies: Subject-Object Encounters As Practices of the Self - Eliana Sánchez-Aldana

Paying Attention to Fragility: The Sensible Encounters of Maintenance - Jérôme Denis and David Pontille

Part 9: Growth: Flourishing

Algorithmic Food Justice - Sara Heitlinger, Lara Houston and Alex Taylor

Being Affected by Páramo. Maps, Landscape Drawings, and a Risky Science - Santiago Martínez Medina and Alejandra Osejo

Ordinary Hope - Steven J. Jackson