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Approaches that reduce racialized geographies and their inhabitants to an extractable resource are increasingly exposed for their excesses. Yet, they continue unabated. Through a discussion of Turkey's Kurdistan, I show how such approaches are perpetuated and even deepened through an ethico-political paradigm that repurposes extractivist excesses for affirming, as quantifiable virtues, some human and nonhuman vitalities and agencies even as others are negated.
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This page is a summary of: The Aesthetics of Extractivism: Violence, Ecology, and Sensibility in Turkey’s Kurdistan, Antipode, March 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/anti.12723.
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