Aeolian politics and the duograph
Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer have crafted two eloquent accounts of the turbulent, aeolian politics that unfolded during their collaborative field research in Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Geographical conditions render the region a convenient site for renewable energy production. Yet, local expectations have been overlooked. At the same time, the model of wind development that dominates the isthmus fails to unsettle the toxic kinds of relatedness behind our contemporary anthropocenic environments. Whereas Howe’s Ecologics focuses on human-nonhuman relations, Boyer’s Energopolitics attends mainly to the political complexities of wind power. Together they seek ways whereby energy transition can go hand in hand with political, social, and economic transformations.
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