Ecocritique as Transnational Commons

Cubitt, Sean. 2019. Ecocritique as Transnational Commons. Transnational Screens, 10(1), pp. 1-11. ISSN 2578-5273 [Article]

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The term 'transnational' can be read in two simultaneous dimensions: as ontological description of a primordially queer birthing (trans + natio) and as a trajectory of practice engaging with the historical actuality of borders. Ecocritique is centrally transnational in both senses, and ecomedia are privileged vehicles for conflictual practices of friction and suture acting along the line of alienation dividing and binding the two dimensions. This is a fundamental fracture between those who govern – some but only some humans – and those who in varying degrees or absolutely are ruled with limited access or none to the work of ruling. The paper proposes an ecocritical aesthetic politics operating through mediation and communication to produce a commons engaging excluded ecologies and technologies in the co-production of a new political space.

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ecocritique, ecomedia, transnation, governance, exclusion, commons, mediation, communication

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


9 September 2019Accepted
11 September 2019Published

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09 Sep 2019 14:23

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12 Sep 2019 19:02

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