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Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene
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A fable for adults, Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era is a tale of decolonization and climate justice. Past, present, and future overlap through phantasmagorical encounters with historic heroes such as Spinoza, Rachel Carson, Jacques Cousteau, and Harriet Tubman and 21st century villains like Nestlé, Merck, Exxon, and Monsanto—Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Agribusiness giants that stalk the planet.

hello Orchestrating text and color photography through the lens of vulnerability, Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene explores embodied democracy as the intersection of social ecology, permaculture, technology, aesthetics, eroticism, and ethnicity. Alhadeff demonstrates the potential for social resistance and a rhizomatic reconceptualization of community rooted in difference—and a socio-erotic ethic of ambiguity that disrupts codified normalcy.
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Zazu Dreams is a “fascinating book. … This is a real cosmic adventure—through space, through time, through the human heart.” BILL McKIBBEN, author of The Comforting Whirlwind

 

“The pride of the European Graduate School, Cara Judea Alhadeff breaks new ground with her first book. Devoted to a radical engagement with embodied democracy, the work offers wide-ranging insight into precarious textual adventure and the artistic
intercept. A bold and remarkable boundary-crossing on a number of crucial levels.” — Avital Ronell, Professor of the Humanities, New York University, Jacques Derrida Professor of Philosophy and Media, European Graduate School Switzerland, author of Loser Sons: Politics and Authority