Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Rojava at risk

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’ve posted here before about the Kurdish experiment in social-ecological-feminist radical democracy that’s been unfolding in the unlikeliest circumstances in the northern Syrian region of Rojava. Donald Trump’s […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Vermonters & climate change

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I was interviewed yesterday by the local CBS-affiliated WCAX news show on the topic of how to motivate Vermonters to take action on climate change (while Bernie Sanders and Cornel West were speaking just up the […]
    Posted last month.
  • Denial, incompetence, & depravity

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    For many, President Trump’s babbling and incoherent responses to last week’s National Climate Assessment (“I’m too smart to believe it, just look at our air and water and what those other countries are […]
    Posted last month.
  • Heads in the sands

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    It’s not surprising that the Trump administration would wish to bury the nearly 1700-page Fourth National Climate Asessment, Volume 2: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States, a report written by over […]
    Posted last month.
  • Feverish world, or ecotopia now?

    Feverish world, or ecotopia now?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Feverish World (2016-2068): Arts and Sciences of Collective Survival was premised on the acknowledgment that the coming decades will be feverish in more ways than one — climatologically, politically, […]
    Posted last month.
  • Koinocene (or Cœnocene)?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Peircian thinker Gary Fuhrman has posted an interesting piece on the naming of the Anthropocene, entitled Holocenoscopy. Noting that the word Holocene means nothing more than “entirely recent,” as opposed to the P […]
    Posted November 07, 2018.
  • I am a conservative

    I am a conservative
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I am a pro-life, values-based conservative. I wish and act to conserve the conditions that have allowed human life to flourish on this planet for the past 12,000 years, conditions whose continuance today is […]
    Posted November 02, 2018.
  • Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)

    Time for eco-revolution (a manifesto)
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Inspired by the daily litany of depressing news (and by reading Latour’s Down to Earth), I’ve succumbed to the temptation of writing a manifesto. Manifestos are cheap, I know, but we have to start somewhere. (And […]
    Posted October 28, 2018.
  • Latour's terrestrial project

    Latour's terrestrial project
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Review of Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2018. Down to Earth is in significant part a restatement of Bruno Latour’s theorizing over the las […]
    Posted October 28, 2018.
  • Shadowing the Anthropocene: a reader's guide

    Shadowing the Anthropocene: a reader's guide
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Here’s the “reader’s guide” I promised for Shadowing the Anthropocene. It begins with a quick summary of the book’s main contribution — a kind of “master key” to what it tries to do. It then lays out a set of […]
    Posted October 13, 2018.
  • Shadowing the Anthropocene

    Shadowing the Anthropocene
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times arrived in the mail today. It’s published by punctum books, an open-access academic and para-academic publisher I’ve found to be a real delight to […]
    Posted October 09, 2018.
  • "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit

    "Illiberalism" & the utopian deficit
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    An off-the-cuff essay, written not for any particular occasion, but just to get it out of me. It’s probably mostly common knowledge (among people on the green left), just maybe not well articulated yet, and too […]
    Posted September 18, 2018.
  • Welcome to the... Meghalayan?

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Geology watchers were more than a little surprised last month to learn that we are living in a new age called the Meghalayan, which apparently began about 4200 years ago. After all the excitement over t […]
    Posted August 12, 2018.
  • Coming to whose senses? (a quiz)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The following six books all have the same title. Without looking them up, match each book’s subtitle with the author and publication details listed below. Coming to Our Senses: Affect and An Order of Things […]
    Posted August 11, 2018.
  • Lyme & beyond: a bibliographic resource

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Last updated on November 11, 2018 Immanence sometimes dips into areas of controversial or “boundary” science, which means areas of science whose interpretation is both publicly and scientifically con […]
    Posted July 31, 2018.
  • On civility

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Some say the problem in today’s political world is the lack of civility. Others say the problem is civility itself, or the pretense of it (and use of it as a bludgeon), when what is called for is outrage. It […]
    Posted July 13, 2018.
  • 10 years (of Late Holocene life)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    (Or twice the video below.) Immanence passed its tenth anniversary last month and somehow failed to celebrate it. (The actual anniversary, May 11, marks the posting of this two-line fragment. Regular posts t […]
    Posted June 20, 2018.
  • Skipping an Earthbeat

    Skipping an Earthbeat
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Reading Bill McGuire’s 2012 book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, I came across this description of the annual “pulse” called an “Earthbeat,” which is […]
    Posted June 15, 2018.
  • Welcome to the Feverish World (CFP)

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Please circulate widely… FEVERISH WORLD 2018-2068: ARTS & SCIENCES OF COLLECTIVE SURVIVAL  A Symposium and Convergence in Burlington, Vermont, October 20-22, 2018 Fifty years after the widespread i […]
    Posted May 25, 2018.
  • What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...

    What's the big deal? Or, whither universities...
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    A post-Commencement pep talk for myself (& academic friends who care to listen) It should be pretty obvious by now that predatory, extractive capitalism is not working, and that we need to move swiftly to a […]
    Posted May 23, 2018.