Reinert, Hugo. “The Midwife and the Poet: Bioaccumulation and Retroactive Shock”. Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 137–151.

Abstract. “Triangulating narratives from a prospective mining site in northern Norway, the article works to identify (and render graspable) a particular affect of retroactive shock—tracing its resonance through experiences of chemical exposure, colonial racism, cultural erasure, and destruction of the built environment. Linking these experiences, the argument sets up and explores an analytical space within which the toxic modernity of planetary capitalism can resonate, structurally, with the racist violence of state colonialism: a space that also, I suggest, describes an important dimension of Anthropocene experience itself.”

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