Theses on the Philosophy of History

  title={Theses on the Philosophy of History},
  author={Walter Benjamin},
Waste and Wunderkammern: Recycling the American Cabinet of Curiosities
“A Madonna made of feathers, a chain made of monkey teeth ... an apartment stuffed with queer foreign objects in every corner.” In 1599, Thomas Platter itemized Walter Cope’s Wunderkammer. TheExpand
The blade and the claw: science, art and the creation of the lab-borne monster
Here I outline some of the fears, as well as some of the desires, associated with the lab-borne monster as manifest in the emergent genre of critical BioArt. Using a recent installation onExpand
Monocropping Cultures into Ruin: The Loss of Food Varieties and Cultural Diversity
The loss of genetic diversity of thousands of plants and crops has been well documented at least since the 1970s, and has been understood as a result of epistemological and political economicExpand
Das römische Gespräch in a New Key: Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and the Defense of Republican Civilization*
  • A. Moses
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • 2013
All too often, the reputations of political thinkers mirror the fortunes of the state systems that invoke their names. Marxism fell out of favor as the Cold War wound down, replaced by liberalExpand
Time, Waste, and the City: The Rise of the Environmental Industry
In many US cities, especially those in the Rust Belt, the environmental goods and services (EGS) industry has played a significant role in restructuring local economies to promote new, flexible, andExpand
Nona Fernández's Mapocho: Spirits in a Material Wasteland
This analysis of Mapocho (2002), a novel by Chilean writer and performer Nona Fernandez, explores the significance of the author’s environmentalist representation of Chilean history as theExpand
The Plantation Countermelodies of Dunbar and Du Bois: Writing Agropolitical Subjecthood in the Nadir
With attention to representations of the land and labor in the postslavery agricultural South of the nadir—a period when American apartheid was at its most violent—this essay uses Paul LaurenceExpand
A Hot Commodity: Uranium and Containment in the Nuclear State
Since taking centre stage in the development of the atomic bomb, uranium has been enveloped in practices and discourses of secrecy and (in)security that are material and psychosocial. The physicalExpand
The Tragedy of the Commodity
This article develops a critique of the tragedy of the commons theory that is frequently applied to explain fisheries decline. In its place the authors offer the tragedy of the commodity as anExpand
In praise of complexity: from gastronomy to gastrology
Abstract The pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the way in which the disease is propagated involves a clear risk for the hospitality industry. This industry, particularly in countries whose economiesExpand