Dismay, Dissembly and GeocideWays Through the Maze of Trumpist Geopolitics

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalLaw and Critique
Volume28
Issue number2
Early online date23 Jun 2017
DOI
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jun 2017
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Abstract

Written in the still-unfolding aftermath of Donald Trump's accession to the office of President of the United States, this article picks up and expands upon some of the key points raised by Kyle McGee's Heathen Earth, particularly concerning the forms of political violence emergent in an age ever-increasingly defined by climate change and the strategies of analysis, theorisation and critique that these geohistorical developments demand. Much like McGee's book, it takes a particularly troubling contemporary political event as a spur to develop thoughts deriving from more long-term projects concerning the way we have come to divide up the world and the manner in which these divisions are contested

Keywords

  • climate, geodesy, geopolitics, theodicy, Trump