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Anticipatory ruination

Paprocki, Kasia ORCID: 0000-0001-5202-351X (2022) Anticipatory ruination. Journal of Peasant Studies, 49 (7). 1399 - 1408. ISSN 0306-6150

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2113068


Anticipatory ruination is a mode of prefigurative governance in anticipation of the real and perceived threats of climate change. The concept draws our attention to the ways in which climate crisis is not inevitable, but is produced historically and through contemporary relations of power. In this brief piece, I examine the concept in relation to recent trends in critical agrarian studies that examine how narratives about climate crisis shape contemporary responses and their impacts in ways that entrench and reconfigure inequalities in the agrarian world. I conclude with a discussion of visions for agrarian climate justice as alternatives to the telos of anticipatory ruination.

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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 10:12
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024 01:39

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