Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

April 30, 2018
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The “Bodies Tumbled into Bodies” reading, by Tsing et al., embodies the practice of “a self-break and a reconnection” with its continued discussion of entanglements. In saying “entanglement with others makes life possible,” Tsing conveys her awareness of an individual’s inability to sustain life without any support or assistance. This shows a willingness to “consent to global dynamics,” as Glissant puts it. Although she primarily speaks of interspecies symbioses, she often acknowledges the need for humans to not only coexist, but to cooperate, and thus we, as people, may move towards a common goal of a society capable of giving-on-and-with.

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