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Juliana Spahr - Gender Abolition and Ecotone War

7mo ago
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"Gender Abolition and Ecotone War" Gender Abolition and Ecotone War is from an in progress book that I am writing with Joshua Clover. Our work is indebted to poetry, we begin with the example of the Hawaiian creation chant the Kumulipo, but our interest is in attempting to think about what sorts of anti-capitalist, and thus ecological, struggle might be meaningful in this moment. We have put the word "war" next to the word "ecotone" because we think that this struggle might be most usefully located in the places where two biomes meet, especially in the ur-ecotone of land and sea. But we also have used this conference as a chance to think about the gender differential as another possible ecotone and gender abolition as another necessary possibility when trying to imagine an ecotone war. While we begin with poetry, we middle with Italian Marxist-feminism, and then we end with some thoughts about all too brief blockade of the Port of Oakland in 2011.