before closing shop over the month of August, we ENTITLE blog editors want to look back on this past year and announce some exciting changes in store for the blog later this year.
ENTITLE blog published more than 30 posts and had ca. 26,500 unique visitors in 2018. Our top five posts since summer 2017 include:
- The shitty new communist futurism, by Aaron Vansintjan
- Despacito, the crisis is sinking Puerto Rico, by our co-editors Gustavo García López and Irina Velicu
- Why “Warning to Humanity” gets the socio-ecological crisis (and its solutions) wrong, by our co-editor Salvatore De Rosa and Jevgeniy Bluwstein
- Commons and Contradictions: The Political Ecology of Elinor Ostrom, by Derek Wall
- Saskia Sassen on extractive logics and geographies of expulsion, by our co-editor Gustavo García López
- “Fifty shades of green”: Bruno Latour on the ecomodernist manifesto, by Bruno Latour
- Going beyond the “ecological turn” in the humanities, by Aaron Vansintjan
- Love your symptoms: A sympathetic diagnosis of the Ecomodernist Manifesto, by Paul Robbins and Sarah A. Moore
- Getting to know Escher, by our co-editor Panagiota Kotsila
- Political ecology gone wrong, by Giorgos Kallis
This autumn, we are excited to start a new collaboration with the Well-being, Ecology, Gender and Community Innovative Training Network (WEGO-ITN, @WEGO_ITN). Coordinated by the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, in collaboration with 18 institutions in ten countries, WEGO seeks to train the next generation of interdisciplinary feminist political ecologists.
Upon discussions between ENTITLE blog editors and WEGO-ITN members that started at the second biennial conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN, @PolEcoNet), we are excited to join forces to revamp our website and to participate in training of a new generation of political ecologists in the use of popular media.
The revamp of the blog will build on ENTITLE blog’s four years of on-going engagement and commitment to political ecology conversations, while allowing openings for other collaborations, partnerships, emergent commons and undisciplined environments.
We look forward to carrying forward our commitment to critical and engaged scholarship with partners like WEGO-ITN this autumn.
Finally, we leave you with little summer treat – a set of our favourite posts on the #Anthropocene featured on ENTITLE blog.
- Losing our Fear! Facing the Anthro-Obscene*, by Erik Swyngedouw
- The Banality of the Anthropocene, by Heather Anne Swanson
- Tyrannocene, Carnival, Earth, by Richard Bater
- The growthocene: Thinking through what degrowth is criticising, by Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Alexander Paulsson.
- The Titanic, a lifeboat, or the Bounty? Or why class still matters in the Anthropocene, by Marco Armiero
- Post-capitalist ecologies: energy, money and “value” in the Anthropocene, by Alf Hornborg
- The Anthropocene debate: Why is such a useful concept starting to fall apart?, by Aaron Vansintjan