Beyond our Nuclear Engagement: love, nuclear pain and the whole damn thing
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This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of the Theoretical Humanities on 9/11/2017 available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0969725X.2017.1387360
This essay explores our nuclear entanglement through culture and the environment. It does so through a quilted self-reflexive narrative. The narrator is positioned as a critical human rights activist, and follows the subjective, imaginative and suicidal implications of the nuclear in their life. A key argument is that we are living within the confines of the nuclear algorithm, which has wrought irreversible changes to the psychological, social, and ethical life of Homo sapiens within the Anthropocene. The essay calls attention to the tools of conviviality and love required for co-existence and co-survival beyond our nuclear entanglement.
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