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dc.contributor.editorHowe, Cymene
dc.contributor.editorDiamanti , Jeff
dc.contributor.editorMoore, Amelia
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-21T14:27:45Z
dc.date.available2023-11-21T14:27:45Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/85298
dc.description.abstractSolarities: Elemental Encounters and Refractions is a transdiciplinary essay collection that explores the physical, conceptual, and political possibilities materialized by “solarity”— a form of relation to the sun and its elemental force upon planetary life. The authors propose that a different set of questions becomes possible when the material specificities of solar become the compass for thought, prompting us to uncover our relationship to the sun. How does solarity materialize in the bodies and lives of humans and non-humans now and in the future? What can we learn if we no longer take the sun for granted? How do we continue to persist on a planet that is so intimately bound up in a state of love, fear, and dependence on this primary source of all living energy? Each of the essays in Solarities take solar radiation as an interpretive lens that takes multiple forms, often transforming as it does so. Solarities draws inspiration from Black ecologies, Indigenous philosophy, feminist science & technology studies, and more-than-human discussions in the human sciences, recognizing the phenomenological and ontological openings they make available. The authors understand solarity as an energy source (channeled through photovoltaic cells, for example), but the essays gathered here focus on the lives that solarity creates or impedes. The experimental task is to find how solarities work their way into materials and processes across our work, seeking out the particular influences of solarity in making being(s). These relations are core to thinking the elemental conditions of solarity, since it is through particular forms of focalizing the sun that life is sustained, or made to wither, across the planet. In these ways, the elemental condition of solarity is at once hyper-particular and also shared across organic and inorganic bodies, conditioned by physical form and material composition. Throughout the collection, the authors explore how solarity appears or recedes from view when we concentrate our attentions on it, surfacing the existential omnipresence of the sun to open new thought possibilities, inspire new actions, and refract new dimensions of socionatural encounter.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnographyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PG Astronomy, space & time::PGS Solar system: the Sun & planetsen_US
dc.subject.othersolar;elements;materials;bodies;infrastructure;being;relationality;anthropoceneen_US
dc.titleSolaritiesen_US
dc.title.alternativeElemental Encounters and Refractionsen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.53288/0404.1.00en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy81285dbd-e0d5-41f2-b8db-6bc5d8055535en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781685711146en_US
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.pages317en_US
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NYen_US
oapen.grant.programFondren Library


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