Climate Crisis and the Actuarial Imaginary: 'The War on Global Warming'
Dibley, Ben, Neilson, Brett, New Formations
Has there ever been a climate crisis? Or an economic crisis? Did these ever happen? Are they happening? 'Merry crisis and a happy new fear' - these words, spray painted outside the Bank of Greece in Athens, as that country erupted in riots in December 2008, seemed to say it so well. There is always another crisis, a new crisis. Enjoy your crisis. But also be scared. Since the crisis perpetuates fear. In this paper we want to critically interrogate the proposition that we live in a time of crisis. What is politically at stake in such claims, as rife as they seem to have become? How do they fold into processes of subjection and subjectivation, shaping our roles as citizens, workers, …
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Publication information: Article title: Climate Crisis and the Actuarial Imaginary: 'The War on Global Warming'. Contributors: Dibley, Ben - Author, Neilson, Brett - Author. Journal title: New Formations. Issue: 69 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 144+. © Lawrence & Wishart Spring 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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