Event Title

Climate Change and the Politics of Freedom

Streaming Media

Description

The idea of freedom contributes to climate change, as it insists that people are free to use and control natural resources however they want. This presentation will argue that different understandings of freedom, which connect humans to nature in less dominating ways, offer new possibilities for challenging climate change. It will offer wild and surprising sites for reimagining freedom today: in human guts, household dust, drought planes, and environmental pollution sites.

About the Lecturer: Elisabeth Anker is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at the George Washington University. She is the author of Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (Duke, 2014), which was a finalist for the Lora Romero Prize for the Best First Book in American Studies. She is currently working on two books: Ugly Freedoms and The Wrath of Sovereignty.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

8-5-2019 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:15:20

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Climatic changes--Moral and ethical aspects; Environmental degradation--Moral and ethical aspects; Environmental ethics

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Freedom, Politics of freedom, Climate change

Rights

This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 8th, 12:00 PM May 8th, 1:20 PM

Climate Change and the Politics of Freedom

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The idea of freedom contributes to climate change, as it insists that people are free to use and control natural resources however they want. This presentation will argue that different understandings of freedom, which connect humans to nature in less dominating ways, offer new possibilities for challenging climate change. It will offer wild and surprising sites for reimagining freedom today: in human guts, household dust, drought planes, and environmental pollution sites.

About the Lecturer: Elisabeth Anker is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at the George Washington University. She is the author of Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (Duke, 2014), which was a finalist for the Lora Romero Prize for the Best First Book in American Studies. She is currently working on two books: Ugly Freedoms and The Wrath of Sovereignty.