Under the volcano: media, ecology and the crisis of nature

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This article examines the crisis of nature in terms of contemporary and genealogical language wars that are embedded in a cultural politics of apocalysm. In particular, the article problematises the concept of nature in terms of the disaggregation of human and non-human life systems. It argues that this disaggregation confounds the cultural politics of life (-death) systems, leading to excessive violence on the one hand, and Romantic idealisation on the other. The article recommends a reconceptualisation of nature that implicates all humans and human desires across the global mediasphere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50 - 63
Number of pages14
JournalMedia International Australia
Issue number2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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