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Posthuman Legalities

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Posthuman Legalities

New Materialism and Law Beyond the Human

9781802203332 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Anna Grear, Professor of Law and Theory, Cardiff University, UK, Emille Boulot, PhD candidate, Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio, Postdoctoral Researcher and Joshua Sterlin, PhD candidate, Natural Resource Sciences, Leadership for the Ecozoic Program, McGill University, Canada
Publication Date: December 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80220 333 2 Extent: 168 pp
How might law address the multiple crises of meaning intrinsic to global crises of climate, poverty, mass displacements, ecological breakdown, species extinctions and technological developments that increasingly complicate the very notion of 'life' itself? How can law embrace — in other words —the 'posthuman' condition — a condition in which non-human forces such as climate change and Covid-19 signal the impossibility of clinging to the existing imaginaries of Western legal systems and international law?

This carefully curated book addresses these and related questions, bringing 'law beyond the human' (drawing on Indigenous legalities, life ways and ontologies) and New Materialist and Posthuman/ist approaches into stimulating proximity to each other.

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How might law address the multiple crises of meaning intrinsic to global crises of climate, poverty, mass displacements, ecological breakdown, species extinctions and technological developments that increasingly complicate the very notion of 'life' itself? How can law embrace — in other words —the 'posthuman' condition — a condition in which non-human forces such as climate change and Covid-19 signal the impossibility of clinging to the existing imaginaries of Western legal systems and international law?

This carefully curated book addresses these and related questions, bringing 'law beyond the human' (drawing on Indigenous legalities, life ways and ontologies) and New Materialist and Posthuman/ist approaches into stimulating proximity to each other. Bold and astute, it draws an invigorating and lively mix of participants into its conversation: soils, urban animals, rivers, rights, Indigenous legalities, property as habitat, swarms, 'unusual posthuman capacities', decolonial critiques, eco-feedback, arts, affective encounters and more besides. Ultimately, this pivotal work shows how law currently fails to respond to the challenges and realities it faces, while demonstrating that law can also be a co-emergence of 'something else', more responsive, relational and prefigurative.

Lively and engaging, Posthuman Legalities will prove an imperative read for students and scholars with a keen interest in breaking down barriers to address emerging challenges in environmental law, climate law, and human rights law, in conversation with new approaches to planetary justice.
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Contributors include: Pam Alldred, Emille Boulot, Danielle Celermajer, Margaret Davies, Teresa Dillon, Nick J. Fox, Anna Grear, Matt Harvey, Emily Jones, Anne Therese O’Brien, Marie-Catherine Petersmann, Joshua Sterlin Steve Vanderheiden, Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio
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Contents:

Posthuman legalities: New Materialism and law beyond the human
Emille Boulot, Anna Grear, Joshua Sterlin and Iván Darío Vargas-Roncancio 1
Articles
Re-forming property to address eco-social fragmentation and rift
Margaret Davies 13
‘For the trees have no tongues’: eco-feedback, speech, and the silencing of nature
Matt Harvey and Steve Vanderheiden 38
Climate change, environmental justice and the unusual capacities of posthumans
Nick J Fox and Pam Alldred 59
Posthuman international law and the rights of nature
Emily Jones 76
Response-abilities of care in more-than-human worlds
Marie-Catherine Petersmann 102
Alter-transitional justice; transforming unjust relations with the
more-than-human
Danielle Celermajer and Anne Therese O’Brien 125
The practice of multispecies relations in urban space and its
potentialities for new legal imaginaries
Teresa Dillon 148
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