For the Right to Look | Occupy climate change!

Occupy climate change!

Rural Women Association demonstrate at Occupy COP 17

Rural Women Association demonstrate at Occupy COP 17

Why? Because the transformations that Occupy seeks in social and economic life are the same as those needed to sustain conditions suitable for human and non-human life on our planet.

So the phrase “occupy climate change” is correctly understood to mean “the political economy of sustaining the biosphere and the cultural imaginary.” This hybrid form might be called “prosperity without growth,” a way of life that promotes the greatest collective well-being without raising either fossil fuel consumption or standard models of gross national product.

via Nicholas Mirzoeff’s blog: For the Right to Look.

Nicholas Mirzoeff has just published:
The Right to Look. A Counterhistory of Visuality
Duke University Press, 2011, 978-0-8223-4918-1

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

(jf)

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