Alex Nading

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Epicrisis and My Shriveled Plant Moment

Theorizing the Contemporary

Epicrisis and My Shriveled Plant Moment

A friend I’ll call Mary labeled it her “shriveled plant moment.” In 2003, Mary was the director of a development organization that operated in a group of indige... More

Dams and Dialysis

Theorizing the Contemporary

Dams and Dialysis

If you had a slender enough boat, you could navigate the sugarcane plantations of western Nicaragua by water. Some of these plantations hug the shores of the Pa... More

Heat

Theorizing the Contemporary

Heat

We used to call it “global warming.” Behind the Anthropocene, we are told, is a gathering heat. Perhaps it emanates from the birth of internal combustion. Perha... More