Myth and Precarity: A Review of Patty Chang’s The Wandering Lake

…these places can be lively despite announcements of their death; abandoned asset fields sometimes yield new multispecies and multicultural life. In a global state of precarity, we don’t have choices other than looking for life in this ruin [1].

sites where global knowledge practices and aesthetic categories have converged to literally transform the physical geography of the land, where conventional terms like ‘nature,’ ‘culture,’ ‘value,’ ‘capital,’ ‘territory,’ and ‘site’ no longer exist as clearly delineated categories (indeed if they ever did) [2].



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