Toward an Interim Politics of Resourcefulness for the Anthropocene

Kate Driscoll Derickson, Danny MacKinnon

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Based on the need for meaningful political responses to socionatural change, in this article we develop an interim politics of resourcefulness as a strategy for addressing the limitations of postpolitical environmental governance. Drawing on political and epistemological insights of third-world feminism as well as an ongoing collaborative with environmental justice organizations in West Atlanta, we argue that visions for just socionatural futures must necessarily be generated in conversation with historically marginalized communities. We offer an interim politics of resourcefulness as one way of forging those kinds of engagements between academic researchers and communities, and describe the forms that such engagements have taken in our own research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-312
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of the Association of American Geographers
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2015

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  • Anthropocene
  • climate justice
  • postpolitical
  • resourcefulness


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