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Settler Colonial and Indigenous Geographies

The settler logics of (outer) space

In this essay, I position the logics of settler colonialism and the logics of space exploration dominion over both space on earth, and interplanetary space at the expense of Indigenous peoples. I then look to Indigenous conceptions of space as a potential foil to these colonial logics.

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Deondre Smiles

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Settler Colonial and Indigenous Geographies

The settler logics of (outer) space

In this essay, I position the logics of settler colonialism and the logics of space exploration dominion over both space on earth, and interplanetary space at the expense of Indigenous peoples. I then look to Indigenous conceptions of space as a potential foil to these colonial logics.

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Deondre Smiles

Energy and Extraction

The Katrina Effect and the Ethical Extraction of Louisiana

Katrina allowed for the ultimate greenwashing campaign for oil and gas companies to frame themselves as environmental benefactors of Louisiana’s coastal restoration program, which is funded by oil and natural gas royalties. By tying coastal restoration to the state’s fossil fuel industry, Louisiana’s precarious future is predicated on extraction, increased carbon emissions, and a secondary market of petrochemical production up and down the Mississippi River’s “Cancer Alley” for inexpensive natural gas.

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Ned Randolph

Culture

Proxemics and psychotherapy: What does two meters feel like?

When therapy is transferred online due to COVID-19, and bodies no longer meet in person, the space of the psychoanalytic consulting room is unsettled: distance, risk and intimacy are negotiated anew.

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Julie Walsh

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