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Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation
 

As the scale and gravity of climate change becomes undeniable, a cultural revolution must ultimately match progress in the realms of policy, infrastructure, and technology. Proceeding from the notion that dominant Western cultures l
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Nils Jepson
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There's this fun article about the death of god and socialism's response/solution on Vox and it has this one quote about how the "highest meaning" and "highest form" of life is other people. How we shouldn't be looking up but to the side. Horizontal, not verticle.

That really stuck with me while i was reading "ecotopian lexicon" and it's not because the book is about god or even socialism but a lot of it is about horizontal meaning and other people. in that way, it asks to be almost a new kind of
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Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ecology-climate
A fascinating compendium of loanwords from other languages and speculative science fiction that might help us think differently in an era requiring vast imaginative practice. Standouts: Godhuli, Heyiya, Ildsjel, Pachamama.
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I love art, but I hate decorations. Expanding discourses to non-english communities is crucial, and this book has failed my expectations, a lot. Merging mysticism and reimagination is great, but only constitutes small part of the ecological practice. Both Japanese and Indonesians have utilised myths to translate scientific method for the mass, not only this book has excluded this history, but also failed to be self-critical. Producing art with materials without acknowledging waste discours
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A fantastic collection of terms that we can incorporate into our English vocabulary to help us describe and think of solutions to the problems facing humanity as a result of climate change. Reading this has given me the slimmest of hope in humanity's ability to survive the climate crisis. ...more
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