“Degrowth” and intercommunalism, sharing, and caring
I just saw the book post/suggestion about Kohei Saito’s new book, and since my thoughts here are neither about having read the book or suggesting to read it, I wanted to start a different discussion motivated by that, but not necessarily about it.
Points of interest to discuss, mainly political anthropology and collectivist theory, but also more:
– degrowth/growth narratives (or metaphors)
– Intercommunalist theory (Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party), not nation-state Internationalism that marginalizes ethnic minorities and Indigenous rights
– Haudenosaunee Confederacy sources to anthropology and Marx/Engels, as well as other Indigenous knowledges and citations obscured
– science communications of climate change for the layperson or public through art and metaphors, and multidisciplinary and multimedia forms of Intercommunalism: art collectives like the documenta 15 “lumbung” (rice barn)
"We want to create a globally oriented, cooperative, interdisciplinary art and culture platform that will remain effective beyond the 100 days of documenta fifteen. Our curatorial approach aims at a different kind of collaborative model of resource use—economically, but also in terms of ideas, knowledge, programs, and innovation." - https://universes.art/en/documenta/2022/short-concept
– EDC being locally sited in Baltimore, but also doing this global or hyperlocal virtual outreach, like an Intercommunalist lumbung
– international systems of “representation” and governance according to nation-states needing to be overhauled in globalization and climate action
– the impossibility to explain political theories outside of nation-state frameworks in contemporary academia, aside from anthropology and archaeology (when all my arguments stem from Pacific and Southeast Asian and Indigenous polities, and I have to spend half of an article word count laying out definitions and cases that are considered tangential and cut in revisions, and then my argument falls apart…)
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