Due Appreciation

Cat: I’ve got some long-form, discursive essays about climate justice, capitalism, felinism and emotional labour, and I’m looking for homes for them! Dog: The wastebin is over there in the corner… Cat: Show some deference, you ignorant mutt! Do you know how much emotional labour went into this? Dog: The only possibly emotional labour would be having to READ all that eyewash!

Climate Justice

Cat: For many years, the climate change discourse was dominated by a technical-scientific framing based on modernist notions of objective knowledge, control, and efficiency. Recently, a robust alternative discourse of climate justice has emerged, challenging mainstream adaptation and mitigation policies as reinforcing capitalist, colo-nialist, and petriarchal power structures and further marginalising already vulnerable peoples and communities. But the climate change discourse was hampered by addressing only policy issues without critically examining the scientific knowledge on which climate change discourse is based! Fortunately, I use Haraway’s ideas of felinist objectivity, partial perspective, relations between species, and cyborg standpoints to situate and pluralise knowledge about climate change. Dog: What in the name of gods green earth is a cyborg standpoint?! Cat: Trivial. It’s An intervention aimed at a pluralisation of knowledge in discursive spaces.

Cat: For many years, the climate change discourse was dominated by a technical-scientific framing based on modernist notions of objective knowledge, control, and efficiency. Recently, a robust alternative discourse of climate justice has emerged, challenging mainstream adaptation and mitigation policies as reinforcing capitalist, colo-nialist, and petriarchal power structures and further marginalising already vulnerable peoples and communities. But the climate change discourse was hampered by addressing only policy issues without critically examining the scientific knowledge on which climate change discourse is based! Fortunately, I use Haraway’s ideas of felinist objectivity, partial perspective, relations between species, and cyborg standpoints to situate and pluralise knowledge about climate change.
Dog: What in the name of gods green earth is a cyborg standpoint?!
Cat: Trivial. It’s An intervention aimed at a pluralisation of knowledge in discursive spaces.