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Tim Ingold

arms to “fight modernism,” as he puts it (1999: 212), should be none other than one of modernism's most potent myths of origin—that of “man the toolmaker” ( Kochan 2010 ). 16 The case for doing so has been eloquently presented by Michel Serres (1995

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Karen Hébert, Joshua Mullenite, Alka Sabharwal, David Kneas, Irena Leisbet Ceridwen Connon, Peter van Dommelen, Cameron Hu, Brittney Hammons, and Natasha Zaretsky

: Verso. 336 pp. ISBN 978-1781689028. Readers will be understandably wary of one more book insisting that salvation (or at least survival) lies in dissolving modernism’s habitual distinction between the natural and the human. Works by Donna Haraway

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Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

this knowledge into practical management instructions. Postwar Swedish forestry exemplifies what Scott calls “high modernism”—large-scale efforts to use science and technology to order and to standardize the social and natural world and to use notions

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More than Darkness Preservation

The Importance of the Dark, Star-Filled Skies in Urban Areas

Yee-Man Lam

to define the social unfitting, for a fixed group does not exist, let alone exist to be studied in a disciplined way. As Latour explains, our tendency to see humans as the only actors and society as a fixed whole are the results of modernism

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Becoming an Agricultural Growth Corridor

African Megaprojects at a Situated Scale

Serena Stein and Marc Kalina

large-scale development blueprints of high modernism, as described by James Scott (1998) two decades ago. In the introduction to the special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies on Kenyan and Ethiopian experiences with LAPSSET, Jason

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Mega-Plantations in Southeast Asia

Landscapes of Displacement

Miles Kenney-Lazar and Noboru Ishikawa

-scale transformation over small-scale, incremental changes, viewing the large as characteristic of modernism and progress, what James Scott (1998) refers to as the logic of high modernism. Finally, megaprojects create a hitherto unseen degree of complexity and

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Contemporary Megaprojects

An Introduction

Seth Schindler, Simin Fadaee, and Dan Brockington

-events, and the short-term investment, long-term debt, and creative financing associated with them” (cited in Bracking 2016: 94 ). The economic gains fuel the establishment of a social field in which megaprojects are highly valued. Just as high modernism had

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Unbuilt and Unfinished

The Temporalities of Infrastructure

Ashley Carse and David Kneas

related to modernism, science, and technology. The Pan-Atomic Canal ( Figure 3 ) is a case in point. The unbuilt sea-level channel was to be excavated using 200 buried nuclear charges. Seen as a shadow history, the Pan-Atomic Canal reveals what Christine

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

. Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and the Climate Crisis . Cambridge: Polity. 232 pp. ISBN: 978-1-5095-3120-2. In Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and the Climate Crisis , Jonathan Symons makes a case for a socio-democratic variation of ecomodernism. Eco-modernism

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Decoupling Seascapes

An Anthropology of Marine Stock Enhancement Science in Japan

Shingo Hamada

technological fix for aquatic resource issues while avoiding the discussion of the industrialization of coastal seascapes as a cause of the fishery problem. This also marks the emergence of high modernism in fisheries management, with technological development