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Introduction: Dwelling in the Dissolve
Part I: Posthuman Pleasures
1. This Is about Pleasure: An Ethics of Inhabiting
2. Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of "Queer" Animals
Part II. Insurgent Exposure
3. The Naked Word: Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmental Protest
4. Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure
Part III. Strange Agencies in Anthropocene Seas
5. Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea
6. Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves
Conclusion: Thinking as the Stuff of the World

About the Author

Stacy Alaimo is professor of English and director of the environmental and sustainability studies minor at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of Undomesticated Ground and Bodily Natures, the editor of Matter, and co-editor of Material Feminisms.


"Accessibly written, lucidly argued, and capacious in its ambit, there is so much in this book to savor, to be inspired by, and to provoke."-Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, author of Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman"In addition to the descriptions and analyses of imaginative activism, strange agencies of non-human entities, and the politics of place, Alaimo develops compelling theories of self, action, and being human along the way."-J. Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California

"Despite the gravity of her subject matter, Alaimo's examples and writing are often playful. This not only echoes the complexity and occasional contradictions of environmental politics but also makes Exposed a very enjoyable read. This book is much more than a theoretical exploration; it calls on us to rethink what it means to be human and act accordingly."-New Books Network "A must read for members of the American Rock Garden Society, as well as those living in similar areas worldwide."-Natural Areas Journal

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