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Exterranean - Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

Phillip John Usher

Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by opening the planet to depths within. Both historicist and speculative in approach, Exterranean eschews the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism and lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across periods and languages.  congratulatory claims of posthumanism and lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across periods and languages.

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