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December 2018

Alexis Shotwell: Against Purity

In Search of a Recuperative Aesthetics

In this discussion of her book, Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016), Alexis Shotwell reveals the race- and class-based biases behind “purity politics” in the environmental movement and popular culture and argues for recognizing our complicity in systems of violence and oppression as a grounds for ethical and political action.

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