Twenty-three new (Soma)tic exercises and rituals for creating an "extreme present" and their resulting poems.

Author: CAConrad

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 9781940696010

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Twenty-three new (Soma)tic exercises and rituals for creating an "extreme present" and their resulting poems.

Circle M

CAConrad did 36 rituals a day for 36 days in Marfa, Texas, taking notes between each ritual, the notes harvested later for the poems contained here in Circle M. Some of these rituals include watching 36 installments (about 5 minutes per ...

Author: CAConrad

Publisher: Counterpath

ISBN: 9781933996547

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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CAConrad did 36 rituals a day for 36 days in Marfa, Texas, taking notes between each ritual, the notes harvested later for the poems contained here in Circle M. Some of these rituals include watching 36 installments (about 5 minutes per installment) of the film GIANT, filmed in Marfa in 1955, starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson. Conrad also dressed a sweet potato in a purple skirt and carried her around town to have conversations with strangers about identity and potato avatars. He sang to chickens, infused his food with crystals and Yoko Ono’s music, 36 rituals in all, the notes later coming together to make 36 poems.

The Best American Poetry 2014

He is the author ofsix books, including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave, 2012), ...

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476708157

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Featuring an introduction by a National Book Award-winning writer and a foreword by the award-winning Best American Poetry series editor, a latest annual anthology complements top-selected American poems of the year with poet notes about their creative processes.

Places in the Making

... dynamisms of CAConrad's A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma) tics (2012) and Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (2014).

Author: Jim Cocola

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609384111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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7. From Aztlán: Gloria Anzaldúa and Jimmy Santiago Baca -- 8. Remilitarized Poems: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Myung Mi Kim -- 9. Forget Your Pastoral: Haunani-Kay Trask and Craig Santos Perez -- Coda: Look Through to Somewhere -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index

Readings in Contemporary Poetry

CAConrad's book ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)ticsfor the Future Wilderness (2014) is composed of descriptions of rituals, invented by Conrad, followed by poems ...

Author: Vincent Katz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300230017

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

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-Culled from Dia Art Foundation's -Readings in Contemporary Poetry- series, this anthology includes ninety-four poets who have participated in the reading series from 2010 to 2016. Edited by poet and author Vincent Katz, the book stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice, highlighting commonalities among poets and placing their diverse voices in conversation with one another---

The Terrorization of Dissent

... control, and terrorism are revamped with new definitions and a new prefix of “eco,” i.e., ecodeviance, ecocontrol, and ecoterrorism.

Author: Jason Del Gandio

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590564318



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In 2006 the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was passed with the intention to equip law enforcement agencies with the tools to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals who commit "animal enterprise terror." But, as many have come to realize, this act does not concretely define what is meant by that phrase, leading to the interpretation that anyone interfering with a company's ability to make a profit from the exploitation of animals can be considered a terrorist. In this unprecedented and timely collection, some of the most influential voices in the world of law and animal rights examine the legalities of the AETA, highlight its repressive nature and the collusion between private interests and political legislation, and provide theoretical frameworks for understanding a variety of related issues. In a series of interviews, the book also gives animal advocates who have been convicted or directly affected by the AETA, including members of the AETA 4 and SHAC 7, an opportunity to speak for themselves. Ultimately, these writers show that the AETA is less about fighting terrorism and more about safeguarding corporate profit, and that it should be analyzed and resisted by everyone who believes in a better world. Featuring: Piers Beirne, Sarahjane Blum, Heidi Boghosian, Walter Bond, Joseph Buddenberg, Sarat Colling, Kimberly E. McCoy, Jason Del Gandio, Scott DeMuth, Carol L. Glasser, Jennifer D. Grubbs, Josh Harper, Stephanie Jenkins, Jay Johnson, Eric Jonas, Michael Loadenthal, Dara Lovitz, Lillian M. McCartin, Anthony J. Nocella II, David Naguib Pellow, Will Potter, Dylan Powell, Ryan Shapiro, Wesley Shirley, John Sorenson, Vasile Stanescu, Brad J. Thomson, and Aaron Zellhoefer

The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

While the trend towards selfgovernance is directed at everyone, marginalizing concepts of ecodeviance and ecocrime also emerge. As with smoking and drinking ...

Author: Charles Krinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317042426

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral panic, including Nachman Ben-Yehuda and Erich Goode, Joel Best, Chas Critcher, Mary deYoung, Alan Hunt, Toby Miller, Willem Schinkel, Kenneth Thompson, Sheldon Ungar, and Grazyna Zajdow. Chapters come from a range of disciplines, including media studies, literary studies, history, legal studies, and sociology, with significant new elaborations on the concept of moral panic (and its future), informed and powerful critiques, and detailed empirical studies from several continents. A clear and comprehensive survey of a concept that is increasingly influential in a number of disciplines as well as in popular culture, this collection of the latest research in the field addresses themes including the evolution of the moral panic concept, sex panics, media panics, moral panics over children and youth, and the future of the moral panic concept.


... 97 Dutcher, Walter, 99 E Ecodeviance (Conrad), 166 ecosystems, resiliency of, 23–24 Edison, Jay W., 56 eggs, 160–161 elections, 147 electronic devices, ...

Author: Nicole Caldwell

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925876

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. The creative impulse can, quite literally, change the world. Better explores the intersection of sustainability and art, showing how each of us can reinvent our lives as our greatest artistic achievement. Presented in the context of the unique story of Better Farm, a blueprint for environmentally conscious living originally established as an intentional community, this unusual guide blends theory with practical, hands-on, DIY ideas to incite your own creative adventures, including: Upcycling trash into treasure Turning your fish tank into a garden Making your yard or balcony a work of art Better is a concrete application of the Better Theory, which views every experience—good or bad—as an opportunity for exponential personal growth. Packed with life lessons and tips for making any lifestyle more sustainable, while drawing on everyone's inherent creativity, this unique book provides the inspiration to live more simply, take more chances, and engage more with the natural world. A must-read for anyone who questions the purpose of the daily grind or grapples with the need for more meaning in his or her life. Nicole Caldwell is the co-founder of Better Farm, a sixty-five-acre sustainability campus, organic farm, and artists' colony serving as a blueprint for environmentally conscious living. Her writings have been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader's Digest, and Time Out New York, among others.

The Hundreds

Ecodeviance: (soma)tics for the Future Wilderness. Seattle: Wave Books. Contact aesthetic. Contagion. Cover stories. Crawford, Romi. 2017.

Author: Lauren Berlant

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478003335

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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In The Hundreds Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart speculate on writing, affect, politics, and attention to processes of world-making. The experiment of the one hundred word constraint—each piece is one hundred or multiples of one hundred words long—amplifies the resonance of things that are happening in atmospheres, rhythms of encounter, and scenes that shift the social and conceptual ground. What's an encounter with anything once it's seen as an incitement to composition? What's a concept or a theory if they're no longer seen as a truth effect, but a training in absorption, attention, and framing? The Hundreds includes four indexes in which Andrew Causey, Susan Lepselter, Fred Moten, and Stephen Muecke each respond with their own compositional, conceptual, and formal staging of the worlds of the book.


... 2013); C. A. Conrad, Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Seattle, Wash.: Wave Books, 2014); Brenda Iijima, If Not Metamorphic (Boise, ...

Author: Angela Hume

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609385590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field makes a formidable intervention into the emerging field of ecopoetics. The volume’s essays model new and provocative methods for reading twentieth and twenty-first century ecological poetry and poetics, drawing on the insights of ecocriticism, contemporary philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, black studies, Native studies, critical race theory, and disability studies, among others. Contributors offer readings of a diverse range of poets, few of whom have previously been read as nature writers—from midcentury Beat poet Michael McClure, Objectivist poet George Oppen, and African American poets Melvin Tolson and Robert Hayden; to contemporary writers such as Diné poet Sherwin Bitsui, hybrid/ collage poets Claudia Rankine and Evelyn Reilly, emerging QPOC poet Xandria Phillips, and members of the Olimpias disability culture artists’ collective. While addressing preconceptions about the categories of nature writing and ecopoetics, contributors explore, challenge, and reimagine concepts that have been central to environmental discourse, from apocalypse and embodiment to toxicity and sustainability. This collection of essays makes the compelling argument that ecopoetics should be read as “coextensive with post-1945 poetry and poetics,” rather than as a subgenre or movement within it. It is essential reading for any student or scholar working on contemporary literature or in the environmental humanities today. Contributors: Joshua Bennett, Rob Halpern, Matt Hooley, Angela Hume, Lynn Keller, Petra Kuppers, Michelle Niemann, Gillian Osborne, Samia Rahimtoola, Joan Retallack, Joshua Schuster, Jonathan Skinner.

Bioregionalism and Global Ethics

... 58–9 ecodeviance 118 ecofascism (environmental fascism)41, 99, 174, 201 ecofeminism 25, 28, 208–9, 211 ecological complex 140 ecological diversity.

Author: Richard Evanoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136910340

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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While a number of schools of environmental thought — including social ecology, ecofeminism, ecological Marxism, ecoanarchism, and bioregionalism — have attempted to link social issues to a concern for the environment, environmental ethics as an academic discipline has tended to focus more narrowly on ethics related either to changes in personal values or behavior, or to the various ways in which nature might be valued. What is lacking is a framework in which individual, social, and environmental concerns can be looked at not in isolation from each other, but rather in terms of their interrelationships. In this book, Evanoff aims to develop just such a philosophical framework — one in which ethical questions related to interactions between self, society, and nature can be discussed across disciplines and from a variety of different perspectives. The central problem his study investigates is the extent to which a dichotomized view of the relationship between nature and culture, perpetuated in ongoing debates over anthropocentric vs. ecocentric approaches to environmental ethics, might be overcome through the adoption of a transactional perspective, which offers a more dynamic and coevolutionary understanding of how humans interact with their natural environments. Unlike anthropocentric approaches to environmental ethics, which often privilege human concerns over ecological preservation, and some ecocentric approaches, which place more emphasis on preserving natural environments than on meeting human needs, a transactional approach attempts to create more symbiotic and less conflictual modes of interaction between human cultures and natural environments, which allow for the flourishing of both.

Climate Change Moral Panics and Civilization

Author: Amanda Rohloff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136741272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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In recent years, interest in climate change has rapidly increased in the social sciences and yet there is still relatively little published material in the field that seeks to understand the development of climate change as a perceived social problem. This book contributes to filling this gap by theoretically linking the study of the historical development of social perceptions about ‘nature’ and climate change with the figurational sociology of Norbert Elias and the study of moral panics. By focusing sociological theory on climate change, this book situates the issue within the broader context of the development of ecological civilizing processes and comes to conceive of contemporary campaigns surrounding climate change as instances of moral panics/civilizing offensives with both civilizing and decivilizing effects. In the process, the author not only proposes a new approach to moral panics research, but makes a fundamental contribution to the development of figuration sociology and the understanding of how climate change has developed as a social problem, with significant implications regarding how to improve the efficacy of climate change campaigns. This highly innovative study should be of interest to students and researchers working in the fields of sociology, environment and sustainability, media studies and political science.

My Secret Wars of 1984

Poetry. "To read MY SECRET WARS OF 1984 is to ride an old wooden rollercoaster through a spacious gallery of stained-glass windows, all their colorful shards having been stolen, shattered, then chewed into shape: what we have here are ...

Author: Dennis Etzel (Jr.)


ISBN: 1609642236

Category: American poetry

Page: 100

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Poetry. "To read MY SECRET WARS OF 1984 is to ride an old wooden rollercoaster through a spacious gallery of stained-glass windows, all their colorful shards having been stolen, shattered, then chewed into shape: what we have here are gorgeous and wise assemblages of sharp, scavenged graffiti. Ricocheting from Pac-Man to Topeka to institutional structures to AIDS awareness to Reagan, Dennis Etzel, Jr. masters the skills of fragmentation and disharmony without losing one bit of torque. Sharpen your political acumen on this poetry-memoir of the highest order—and discover much pleasure in the process."—Amy King, author of The Missing Museum "The sentence inscribes a trauma, bumps over a secret, and accretes toward continuance, which is life. In MY SECRET WARS OF 1984, Dennis Etzel, Jr. constructs little sentence survival packets, brimming with Reaganite Cold War fear and the inescapable ''I am'' of a teenage boy in a threatening world. Our Superhero of Fragility threads these lines with tenderness, wit, and humor, and comes out the other side more whole than before."—Allison Cobb, author of GREEN-WOOD "The world of 1984 has a deft tenacity in the hands of Dennis Etzel, Jr. This book blends the personal to the greater political as only the best possible memoir can do. We are all in this world together and the strangest things occur, sometimes when other strange things occur, and I thank Mr. Etzel for his brilliant, sharp reminder."—CAConrad, author of ECODEVIANCE "Some years brand our history: 1861, 1968, 2001; others are best known as fictions, like 1984, made famous by George Orwell in the real year of 1949. The actual 1984 featured Ronald Reagan''s race against Walter Mondale, the discovery of the AIDS virus, dead U.S. Marines in Lebanon, and Prince''s Purple Rain album. It was an era in which popular culture and foreign policy came together in Star Wars. Dennis Etzel, Jr., then a teen-ager, played a part in that history. His mother came out as a lesbian in the conservative city of Topeka, Kansas. In prose poem boxes, with sentences arranged alphabetically, the confinement of these years is enacted and challenged. Using sources that include Orwell''s novel and Lyn Hejinian''s "Rejection of Closure" (another artifact of the 1980s), Etzel re-constructs the era and proposes some ways out, foremost among them feminism. Using the language of that era, Etzel pries opens its boxes of secrets."—Susan M. Schultz, author of DEMENTIA BLOG, VOLS. 1 & 2 and MEMORY CARDS: 2011-2012 SERIES (Singing Horse Press) "''My fellow Americans,'' Ronald Reagan joked during a microphone sound check in 1984, ''I''m pleased to tell you today that I''ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.'' This was the same year that the infamous ''Doomsday Clock'' of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists was set to three minutes to midnight, the closest the clock had come to the zero hour of annihilation in 31 years. How did we get out of the 1980s alive? Dennis Etzel, Jr.''s MY SECRET WARS OF 1984 attempts to answer this question, documenting a year in which the young poet was surrounded by the apocalyptic millennialism of the Reagan administration at the same time that his mother was coming out in conservative Topeka, Kansas. Deploying language appropriated from comics, gaming, and political speeches of the era, Etzel frames these texts with urgent appropriations from work in poetics and gender studies that he would read later in life—when he, indeed, had survived the ''80s. Even when the young poet of 1984 revels in pop culture escapist pleasures, he discovers that it is impossible to transcend political reality. Amid the kinetic ''flash of red and yellow'' of his comic books, he admits, ''I still hear my father''s warplanes.'' Etzel''s masterful merging of the personal and political is matched by an equally vital attention to the politics of poetic form. Unfolding in wildly appropriative, politically astute prose poems totaling 366 sentences—one for every day of that leap year—MY SECRET WARS OF 1984 offers a moving account of a young boy''s effort to find a new language for public and private worlds constantly under threat of extinction."—Tony Trigilio, author of THE COMPLETE DARK SHADOWS (OF MY CHILDHOOD)

Power Profit and Protest

Author: Verity Burgmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000246827

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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'a provocative must-read text for an engaged public, offering a distinctive Australian take on corporate globalism, and grounding this in a robust theory of social change that emphasises material power and interests, along with symbolic power and ideology' James Goodman, University of Technology Sydney Social movements transformed Western societies in the 1960s and 1970s: feminism, black rights, the peace movement and gay liberation all radically altered how we think and how we live. What has happened to social movements since then? Can demonstrations and other forms of social activism still make a difference in Australia? Verity Burgmann argues that corporate globalisation has threatened or transformed established social movements, and sparked powerful new forms of social protest. She examines the impact of globalisation and neo-liberal government policies on the feminist and indigenous rights movements, showing how they have been affected by the politics of backlash after decades of success. She explores the way in which the environment movement, too, has been affected by rising corporate political influence. She also analyses the emergence of anti-capitalist and anti-corporate activism and the profound challenges posed by this newest of social movements to the state, to society in general and to the labour movement in particular. These important factors in a changing political landscape. This book reflects on the significant changes which has taken place since Power and Protest was published in 1993.

New Internationalist

... of its investment deals that are currently exacer same end point – a treaty to promote ecodefiance . Moreover , sanctions be bating ecological crises ?



ISBN: UOM:39015049114450

Category: Developing countries


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The Ecologist

... a symptom of ecodeviance at the cognitive level or of cognitive maladjustment - of which the most fatal manifestation is the Great Misinterpretation ...



ISBN: UOM:39015027120222

Category: Ecology


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African Recorder

... and their ( South Africa rules Namibia in hasty return home caused severe ecodefiance of numerous UN resolutions . nomic strains for that country . ) ...



ISBN: UOM:39015021465540

Category: Africa


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