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Ghost Stories for DarwinThe Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity$
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Banu Subramaniam

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038655

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.001.0001

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Alien Nation

Alien Nation

A Recent Biography

(p.95) Chapter Four Alien Nation
Ghost Stories for Darwin
Banu Subramaniam
University of Illinois Press

This chapter traces the co-production of knowledge on the global migrations of biota—humans, plants, and animals—by exploring a brief biography of life in the United States over the past decade. It also emphasizes the human influence on the natural world by calling this contemporary epoch the Anthropocene, an era driven primarily by the impact of human actions. Thus, with refusing the unproductive choices of a nostalgic past or an anarchic future, this chapter turns to a naturecultural vision of responsible and ethical living with our cohabitants, a vision that is always politically astute and reflexive of the complex histories of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation that have shaped our ideas of nature and the natural.

Keywords:   invasion biology, global migrations, biota, ife, Anthropocene era, human actions, responsible living, natural world, ethical living

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