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Bio-austerity and Solidarity in the COVID-19 Space of Emergency - Episode One

Bioterity is not found only in the intimate biology of the self, and in one’s own essential incapacity to deal with these dynamics of genetics and infection, but also in the circulatory regimes between those intimacies and other wider ecologies.

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Michele Lancione and AbdouMaliq Simone. All pictures by Michele Lancione

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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

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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

Politics & Political Theory

Commotion

Transit networks are objects of intense political contestation and are key terrains of struggle in cities around the world. Common, as opposed to public infrastructures of transit, suggest ways of organizing mobility in resistance to state apparatuses of violence, exclusion and accumulation.

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Theresa Enright

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