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Quotidian Anthropocenes

Wed, September 4, 1:00 to 2:30pm, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Floor: Five, Grand Ballroom C

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This open panel will bring together researchers engaged with what Eli Elinoff and Tyson Vaughan have called the quotidian Anthropocene -- enactments of the Anthropocene in different places, shaped by geophysical, eco-atmospheric, sociotechnical, political-economic and cultural processes that produce local particularities. We hope to receive proposals for papers that examine how people have lived with/are living with and guarding against the Anthropocene, and building sciences, technologies and social programs turned to it. We also hope to learn how people are developing novel modes of analysis, communication and governance to address anthropocenics. One thread of papers will focus on the Mississippi River as site of the Anthropocene, sharing research developed in 2019 by a collective in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt's Mississippi: An Anthropocene River project. Another thread will examine disaster memorial projects as Anthropocene politics. A third will ask for comparative approaches (in method and/or geography) to Anthropocene work.

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