"...those feelings of anguish and rage are the same itch the seed feels in the last days of Winter, before it bursts open and sends out its buds into the world... Remember this story, and there will be hope for Spring."

First published on Unsettling America.

Audio version originally published by Resonance.

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Witch hunting did not end in Europe. In fact it didn't even end. The final chapter of our book.

Mentioned:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber

The anthropologist Michael Taussig

"Conviction: American Panic" podcast

Janet's essay about finding and connecting with nature anywhere 

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Arguably the most important chapter of the book. "The Great Witch-Hunt in Europe"

Mentioned:

Malleus Maleficarum or The Hammer of the Witches

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Capitalism needed to invent a new kind of person, a new subject to fit into its scheme. Science and rationalist philosophy was happy to provide.

Mentioned on the podcast:

Harriet Washington Medical Apartheid

Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene

Jared Diamond Guns, Germs, and Steel

Excellent critique of Diamond's book from the Savage Minds blog 

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We return to finish chapter 2.

Mentioned on the show:

The podcast series "Seeing White" from Scene on Radio

Dr. Kim Tallbear on For the Wild podcast

 

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We begin discussing the pivotal second chapter. There was too much to fit into one episode, so this conversation will be continued.

Mentioned:

Q, the novel, by Luther Blissett

The World Turned Upside Down, by Christopher Hill

 

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Life during feudalism, popular revolt, heretical resistance: "All the World Needs Jolt: Social Movements and Political Crisis in Medieval Europe".

Further reading:

Tragedy of the Commons on Wikipedia

"First as Tragedy, then as Fascism", article from The Baffler about the legacy of Garrett Hardin, who popularized the "tragedy" in a 1968 essay.

The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem (PDF)

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Caliban and the Witch is much more than a book of history. Today we introduce our new book, get oriented to the subject matter, define some terms, and cover highlights from the preface and the introduction.

Order the book from AK Press here.

It can also be found free online as a scanned PDF here

And possibly as an EPUB ebook here.

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Also mentioned:

Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture by Arthur Evans

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To begin Season 2 we are following threads from last season's discussions of Donna Haraway's Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene before starting our next full book. Next time we will also have new music, so enjoy Reanimator one last time.

We discuss articles by two authors, all of which can be found online.

First up is a piece by Australian artist Tega Brain, called "The Environment is Not a System"

Then we move on to three articles by Stephanie Wakefield on living in the Anthropocene's "Back Loop" find them at these links:

https://brooklynrail.org/2017/06/field-notes/Field-Notes-from-the-Anthropocene-Living-in-the-Back-Loop

https://www.affidavit.art/articles/dreaming-the-back-loop

https://www.academia.edu/37771372/Inhabiting_the_Anthropocene_back_loop

Diagram of the adaptive cycle:

Holling's Adapative Cycle with Back Loop

Also mentioned on the podcast:

Dave's article: Sun Medicine / Moon Medicine

Next time we will begin discussing Silvia Federici's Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation, a historical work about the previous worldwide transition that the planet experienced at the birth of capitalism in the era of European colonization.

Order it from AK Press here.

It can also be found free online as a scanned PDF here

And possibly as an EPUB ebook here?

See you next time!

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