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Shared SelvesLatinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism$
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Suzanne Bost

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042799

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.001.0001

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Aurora Levins Morales’s Animal, Vegetable, and Digital Ecologies

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Shared Selves
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Suzanne Bost

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.003.0004

This chapter begins with an analysis of the conjoined humans, plants, and animals that “people” Levins Morales’s semi-autobiographical writings, ranging from her best-known early publications to her recent work as a feminist historian and an activist in health and disability communities. Most important for this analysis are the author’s website—an unbounded digital space that enables community and support as well as toxic transmission—and a personal interview conducted by the author wherein Levins Morales discusses her theory (derived from indigenous Puerto Rican epistemology) of ecological permeability. Chapter 3 concludes with a vision of other-than-Humanist ethics that positions Levins Morales’s work alongside feminist New Materialists like Karen Barad and Stacy Alaimo.

Keywords:   Aurora Levins Morales, ecocriticism, webs of relation, toxicity, environmental illness, ecologies, plants and animals

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