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Toward an Interim Politics of Resourcefulness for the Anthropocene

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Danny MacKinnonORCiD



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Based on the need for meaningful political responses to socionatural change, in this article we develop an interim politics of resourcefulness as a strategy for addressing the limitations of postpolitical environmental governance. Drawing on political and epistemological insights of third-world feminism as well as an ongoing collaborative with environmental justice organizations in West Atlanta, we argue that visions for just socionatural futures must necessarily be generated in conversation with historically marginalized communities. We offer an interim politics of resourcefulness as one way of forging those kinds of engagements between academic researchers and communities, and describe the forms that such engagements have taken in our own research.

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Author(s): MacKinnon D; Derickson KD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Year: 2015

Volume: 105

Issue: 2

Pages: 304-312

Print publication date: 01/03/2015

Online publication date: 02/03/2015

Date deposited: 31/07/2015

ISSN (print): 0004-5608

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8306

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.1001002


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