Book Review: C21 Collection Anthropocene Feminism Reviewed in Signs

Our C21 book Anthropocene Feminism, based on our 2014 conference of the same name, has been reviewed in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Claire Brault writes that in “anthologiz[ing] major thinkers in feminist theory whose work engages the current ecological crises,” Anthropocene Feminism “is itself an event.”1

Offering a provocative response to the masculinist and techno-normative approach to the Anthropocene so often taken by technoscientists, artists, humanists, and social scientists, the collection draws on the work of Stacy Alaimo (University of Texas at Arlington), Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), Joshua Clover (University of California, Davis), Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University), Dehlia Hannah (Arizona State University), Myra J. Hird (Queen’s University), Lynne Huffer (Emory University), Natalie Jeremijenko (New York University), Elizabeth A. Povinelli (Columbia University), Jill S. Schneiderman (Vassar College), and Juliana Spahr (Mills College), Alexander Zahara (Queen’s University) in an attempt to highlight the alternatives feminism and queer theory can offer for thinking about the Anthropocene. Anthropocene Feminism is available now from the University of Minnesota Press.

1. Claire Brault, “Anthropocene Feminism edited by Richard Grusin,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43, no. 4 (Summer 2018): 1031-1033.