Reflections on the Posthuman in International Relations: The Anthropocene, Security and Ecology

Reflections on the Posthuman in International Relations: The Anthropocene, Security and Ecology


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This book exposes a much needed discussion on the interconnectedness between objects, organisms, machines and elemental forces. It seeks to disturb dogmatic ontologies that privilege human life and successfully questions the separation between the natural and human worlds. By doing so, the collection confronts, challenges, and energises discussion beyond International Relations’ traditional territorial lines. By revealing the fragility of mainstream narratives of the ‘human,’ each author in this collection contributes to an unsettling vision of a posthuman world. Questions of what the future beyond the Anthropocene looks like pervasively infiltrate the collection and move away from a system that all too often relies on binary relationships. In contrast to this binary view of the world, the book (re)entagles the innate complexities found within the world and brings forward a plurality of views on posthumanism.


Olaf Corry, Stefanie Fishel, Cameron Harrington, Carolin Kaltofen, Matt McDonald, Darian Meacham, Audra Mitchell, Delf Rothe, Elke Schwarz and Rafi Youatt.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910814314
Publisher: E-International Relations
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Series: E-IR Edited Collections
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Clara Eroukhmanoff is a Lecturer in International Relations at London South Bank University. She has published in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and International Studies Review and is currently working on her first monograph entitled 'The Securitisation of Islam after 9/11: Indirect Speech Acts and Affect in the United States' with Manchester University Press.

Matt Harker is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University in London, Canada. His work connects questions of biometric borders, landscapes, with questions of the social media, digital body, and conceptually understands these questions through the notion of exile. His work is grounded in meta-theoretical questions on the status of the contemporary body and theorises its condition as exilic.

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