Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Pugh
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The island has become arguably one of the most emblematic figures of the Anthropocene. It is regularly invoked as exemplary of the changing stakes of our planet. This generates a crucially important role for island studies’ scholars; to explore, question, but now perhaps also trouble, some fundamental debates about islands in the Anthropocene. This paper picks up a particularly recurrent theme for island scholarship in recent decades – relationality and islands – and reorientates this within the stakes of the Anthropocene; discussing some implications for island studies, island ontology and resilience ethics.
Author(s): Pugh J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Island Studies Journal
Print publication date: 14/02/2018
Online publication date: 14/02/2018
Acceptance date: 14/02/2018
ISSN (electronic): 1715-2593
Publisher: University of Prince Edward Island
Notes: This paper re-orientates the increasingly prominent relational and archipelagic turns in island studies within the new stakes of the Anthropocene. It offers a new approach to island studies foregrounding islands within vast multidimensional relations, a new island ontology and critique of dominant island ethics in the Anthropocene associated with resilience and the figure of the indigenous islander.
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